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Will of James Heffernan
November 29th 1875. Feling myself weake and making this as my last testmey I bequate twenty five pounds currency for my funeral expenses fifty pounds currency for St. Patrick’s Church Riverhead St. John’s Newfoundland also ten pounds currency for registering my will also fore dollars fer Rev. Father Scott for Masses for my soul when ame deth also five pounds currency for the aulter of Kilbride Church also five pounds currency for the aulter Society of Kilbride also two pounds for each preste of seven prists of St. John’s also five pounds currency for prevalige Masses for myself and frends to the Rev. Father O’Connors also ten pounds currency for the orfans als ten pounds Kellygrus church Also seven pounds for headstone and also two pounds for shirts and drarse also ten pounds for coffin and herse and ground also three pounds for the widow Phalen ten pounds for creape and gloves also three pounds for Mrs. Byrne for her truble also ten pounds for my godchild Maryan Cain and never to be drawing either principle or intrist untill she is of age also James Nash a son to John Nash the sum of six pounds also eight pound for suth close also four pounds for fixing a roome in James Byrne house- Aul those debts due to James Heffern is to be paid to Mr. John Nash amagetly after my death Mrs. Mary Cain the sum of two pounds currency also to Mrs Bridgett Nash the sum of two pounds curry I pleased John Nash and James Byrne as execters to my will Also to Robert Nash the son of James Nash the sum of three pounds thease are my due and last words of my will
James his X mark Heffern Wittness John Nash, James Byrne, James Nash Robert Nash X his mark.
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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