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Will of Catherine Dunn
In the Estate of
In the name of God Amen This is the last will and Testament of me Catherine Dunn of Outer Cove Road near St. John's I appoint Henry R. Cook Farmer to be the executor of this my last will and testament. I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Ellen Breen one half of my farm land including Dwelling House and all erections thereon for ever. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Lynch the remaining half of my land (being that lying to the south westward of the road leading from the Main road to the Dwelling House for and during her lifetime and after her death to my daughter Ellen Breen and her assigns for ever. The residue of my estate I give to my said daughter Ellen Breen It is my will and desire that my daughter Ellen Breen shall have two masses a year for the first two years following my decease said for the repose of my soul and that of my late husband.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Catherine Dunn deceased.
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor. |
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 25, 2002)
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