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Will of Mary Heagan
In the name of God Amen, I Mary Heagan of St. John’s Newfoundland, being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament. First I give and bequeath unto Michael Thorp and David Thorp all that piece or parcel of land lying near Allendale and on the western side of Long Pond Road to be divided between them share and share alike they paying each and every year two pounds currency unto James Undry and Mary Ann Phelan and they are allso to pay five shillings each for Masses for me during their lives I do hereby revoke and make null all former wills testaments legacies by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John’s Newfld this the twenty eight day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine. Mary her X mark Heagan (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in presence of us the subscribing witnesses (being first read over and explained) witness, Michael Allen, Patrick J. Allen, Walter Irwin.
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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