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Will of James Farrell
I the within named James Farrell is in my perfect senses and I am inclined to take passage in the steamer "Belgian" for Ireland for the benefit of my health. Fearing the dangers of the sea and expressing the words of God saving that each and every person should be always prepared I will and bequeath for Masses Seventy pounds to be distributed among the priests of St. John's say £10 each I also will and bequeath to my sister Mrs. Mary Patrick the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds together with other expenses attending her until her profession I also will and bequeath to my father or in the event of his death to my brother Patrick the sum of one hundred pounds ster'g also all debts due of me to my uncle to be pd him the remainder of my money and property I will and bequeath to my wife Bridget Farrell, James Farrell. St. John's, Jany 18th/67.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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