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Will of Edward Kavanagh
In the name of God Amen. I Edward Kavanagh of the City of Brooklyn and State of New York Merchant, do make publish and declare this my last will and testament. First, I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret T. Kavanagh all my estate and property of every name and nature real as well as personal, To have and to hold the same to her and to her heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever. Second, I nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Margaret T. Kavanagh the executrix of this my will, and the Guardian of the persons and estates of my children during their minority. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirty first day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.
Edward Kavanagh (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward Kavanagh the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in that of each other have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year last above written.
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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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