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Will of Thomas Dwyer
This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Dwyer of Lions Den Planter hereby annulling and revoking all former wills and testaments whatsoever
1st I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catherine my dwelling house outhouses stage flakes gardens three cows and all my household furniture to be by her held and enjoyed for her own use and benefit and maintenance during her life and after her death the aforesaid dwelling house outhouses gardens stage flake cows and household furniture to be the property of my sons John Edward and Martin share and share alike
2nd I will and bequeath unto my sons John Edward and Martin one caplin seine three Herring Nets Three Seal Nets one fishing Skiff and three Punts,
3rd After the payment of my just debts and funeral expences out of the money now in the hands of Hodge & Co. I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catherine the sum of sixteen pounds and the residue to be divided between my sons James John Edward and Martin share and share alike I hereby constitute and appoint Peter Picket and James Shea to be executors to this my last will and testament,
Thomas his X mark Dwyer. Lions Den, 25th June 1869. Witness, Edward Dwyer, Thomas Dwyer.
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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