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Will of Mary Dwyer
This is the last will and testament of me Mary Dwyer of St. John’s Widow. First I give devise and bequeath to Bridget Walsh of St. John’s aforesaid wife of Denis Walsh of same place Farmer the sum of fifty pounds currency on condition of her supporting and clothing me until my decease and also of her paying all expenses attending my funeral and burial. Secondly. I give devise and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds currency to my grandson Edward Mcgrath now residing with the same Bridget Walsh with authority to my executor hereinafter named to expend the said sum in such way in his discretion and as may be necessary for the maintenance and support of my said grandson. Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint the aforesaid Denis Walsh executor of this my will- hereby revoking and declaring all other wills by me heretofore made to be null and void- Witness my hand at St. John’s this fourth day of March Anno Domini 1870.
Mary her X mark Dwyer. Signed by the said Mary Dwyer in our presence who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names hereto as witnesses the said will having been previously in our and each of our presence been read over and approved of by the testatrix Patk J. Scott, W. P. Kitchin.
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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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