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Will of Edward Eagan
In the name of God Amen this 2th day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty one I Edward Eagan of Trinity Newfoundland being trough the blessing of God in a sound state of mind and memory but colling to mind the frail tenure of life and that it is apointed to all men once to die to make and ordean this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I recomend my soul in to the almity God who gave it to me and the disposal of my body I lave to the entire discrtion of my friends with respect to my worldly estate I give bequeath and dispose of it in to the following proportions first I give to my wife Anne all my property in harveys cove togather with all the houses and household furniture and such money as may be in my house at the time of my death I also lave to my beloved wife the property in fishers cove during the period of her natural life to be scured to her by my executors and I give to my dearly beloved dauhters Mary Anne Winnifred and Ellen to my daugter Mary Anne Powels Room in the southwest Arm of Trinity to Winnifred the store and garden in fishers cove being purchased ground to my daugter Ellen the garden at the north est side of harveys Cove with one forth of the medow on line with it. finally I give and bequeath unto my much beloved sons John Eagan Daniel Eagan Denis Eagan Patrick Eagan and Steven Eagan whom I appoint my executors of this my last will and testament I lave to my son John Eagan my owen room in the south west arm with all the houses on it and seller only the upper garden I lave to my son Daniel Eagan all of Groves room with houses and all on it I lave to my son Denis Eagan the house he lives in with the garden and half the top garden of my owen room in the south west arm and I lave to my sons Patrick and Steven all of harveys cove with houses and all on it only what I have left to my son Denis and my daughter Ellen with the exception that my daughter Ellen may remain in my house as long as she thinks proper I recomind this to their espesial notice and do hereby utterly disallow revok and dinnull all and every testament wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any way before named willd and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will an testament. in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal. Edward his X mark Eagan. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward Eagan as his last will and testament in presence of us the subscribers, witness P. Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Daniel his X mark Egen Senr.
Codicil, Be it known to all men by those presents that the said Edward Egen of Trinity have maid and declared my last will and testament being date this 2th day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty one that Edward Eagan by this present codicil do ratify and confirm this my last will and testament and I lave my share of sales and the vessel with the amount of the crews accounts to go to the payment of my debts in the house of Messrs. Job Brothers & Co. and the vessel to be sold to pay what she may fetch towards my debt and the same to be done by my executors after my decease and my will and meaning that this codicil be adjudged to be part of my last will and testament and that my sons and daugters will pay the remaining part of the debt acording to what the receive of the property and all things hearin mentioned and contained to be fully and amply performed in every respect as if this was my last will and testament Witness my hand this second day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty one Edward his X mark Eagan. Signed sealed and published pronounced and declared by the said Edward Eagan as a codicil of his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers, Patrick Murphy, Daniel his X mark Eagan Senr.
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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