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Will of Edmund Dunn
I Edmund Dunn by the Grace of God being of sound mind and memory but feeling weak in body do hereby make my last will & testament. And first I do hereby commit my soul and body to Almighty God and my worldlt property as follows my farm in perltown at present occupied by Philip Nowlan I bequeath to Betsey Dunn my wedded wife during her natural life at her death the aforesaid farm to become the property of my daughter Helen if alive in the event of her desease before my wife her mother I will the farm to be the property of Paterick Dunn my newpher as to the farm left me by will of Patrick Dunn my deceased brother I bequeath to Honora Dunn widow of the aforesaid Patrick Dunn during her natural life then to desend to the aforesaid Betsey Dunn if then alive during her natural life then to become the property of my second child by the aforesaid Betsey Dunn if then alive but if the child die before the aforesaid Betsey Dunn her mother I will the above mentiond farm to Richard Dunn my nephew
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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.
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