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Will of Honora Fitzgerald
Last Will and Testament of Honora Fitzgerald of Fogo, spinster Deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Honora Fitzgerald single woman, daughter of James Fitzgerald Stipendiary Magistrate of Fogo, being sick of body, but through the goodness of Almighty God of perfect, sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding to make publish and declare this as and for my last Will and Testament. 1st I will and bequeath my soul into the Hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the Earth, to be Buried after a decent Christian manner in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Fogo. and I will and bequeath unto my dearly beloved father (the aforesaid James Fitzgerald) all the money at my Credit in the Savings Bank at Saint John's (which said money was deposited by my dear father several years ago in my name). 3rd I give and bequeath unto my Dear Father all my personal property and effects, to be disposed of by him according to his discretion and the last which I have made out for that purpose And I hereby appoint my Death Father to be my sole Executor. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Fogo, Newfoundland the Seventh day of August Anno Domini One thousand Eight hundred and Ninety A.D. 1890. H. Fitzgerald (L.S.) Signed sealed and delivered by the Testatrix in our presence, who in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto signed our names as witnesses. Andrew Cook, Owen?? Pickett.
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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