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Will of Catherine Grace
In the name of God Amen I Catherine Grace of Saint John’s Widow of the late Pierce Grace being of sound mind and disposing memory and understanding but mindful of my mortality do this eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty make and ordain and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I give and bequeath to my daughters Margaret McCarthy and Catherine Duggan their heirs and assigns the two dwelling houses situated in Queen Street at present occupied by David Patrick and A. Rogers the one occupied by David Patrick to my daughter Margaret McCarthy and her hears and assigns the one occupied by A. Rogers to my daughter Catherine Duggan her heirs and assigns Also after paying all expenses at my death I give and bequeath whatever money remains in the Union Bank to my daughters Margaret McCarthy her heirs and assigns and Catherine Duggan her heirs and assigns And I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint Felix McCarthy and Henry Duggan sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set and subscribed my hand and seal the day and year first above mentioned. Catherine her X mark Grace (LS) Signed sealed in the presence of the undersigned as witnesses the day and date above written, James D. Ryan, Edmund Kennedy.
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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