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Will of Carbery Eagan
In the Estate of
In the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Gost Amen. I bequeath
my soul to Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decasently beried
according to the will of my exeteor and what ballance may appear after
such expense should be immediately by the first opportunity be remitted
to my wife and children Cathern Walker Thomas Eagan and Betty
Eagan my best beloved children to be equally divided amongest
them the ballance due to me lies in the hands of Mr. Jordan and Bethel
Henderson Merchants of Harbour Grace als I do appoint Mr. Charles
McCarthy and James Lander to be my exetiors and
to have the wise management of my affairs I bequeath unto the Reverend
Father Ewer one pound strling also one barrel of Flour to the
widow Eagan my brothers wife
|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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 21, 2002)
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