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Will of Hugh Larkin
This is the last will and testament of me Hugh Larkin of Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Dealer I give devise and bequeath all the property which I may be possessed of at the time of my death to my beloved mother Catherine Larkin In witness whereof I have subscribed my hand this 7th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty three. Hugh Larkin. Signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as attesting witnesses, P.J. Cassidy, James O’Regan.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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