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Will of Richard Gregory
I Richard Gregory of Brigus South being now sick do will and bequeath whatever I may die possessed of after paying my just debts to my nephew Thomas Gregory and to his wife Catherine with whom I had lived these three years back with the proviso that out of the rents coming due from time to time out of my fishing room in this Harbour there to be given ten pounds to the Revd James Murphy for religious purposes and for the good of my soul And I do appoint my brother Simon Gregory to be the executor of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand this 13th day of February 1863, Richard his X mark Gregory. Witness John Battcock.
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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