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Will of Thomas Hendrick
St. John's, March 20th 1868. Mr. Thomas Handrick's last will and testament- in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight- I Thomas Handrick dwelling in St. John's do herby bequeath to James Handrick Sawyer of New Ross County Wexford Ireland twenty five pounds currency and my watch and also to his sister Mary Handrick or otherwise Mary Doherty of Burin by south Newfoundland twenty five pounds currency and also towards the St. Patrick's Chapel at River head ten pounds currency and also to Mr. Dennis Nowlan Monday's Pond the sum of five pounds cy amongst his three daughters and also to Mrs. Peter Aspell the sum of three pounds cy for her daughter Jane Murphy's children-- and also my bed and bed clothes to Mrs. Mary Doherty of Burin and my box and the clothes to James Handrick New Ross.
Thomas Handrick, Wittness, William Aspell, Denis Nowlan.
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.
Contributed by Judy Benson and also by Joanne Connors Parandjuk
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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