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Will of John Lawlor
This is the last will & testament of me John Lalor of Broad Cove Renews To my wife Mary in trust for my children I leave whatever property I may die possessed of, namely land houses, wharf, stage, store & such like as well as horses cattle &c my brother Tim Lalor now in America has given me full charge of his houses & land until such time as he or any of his children should come & occupy same. This right I also & in like manner make over on my wife Mary and I do further will that said property cannot be sold or mortgaged but that it shall ever remain with my sons their heirs & successors. And I do hereby appoint my wife Mary to be my sole executrix to carry out the provisions of this my last will Dated at Broad Cove Renews this 22nd day of May 1905. Signed John Lawlor X Witnesses John Sheehan Bernard Sheehan
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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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