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Will of Anastatia Long
In the name of God Amen. I Anastatia Long being of sound mind memory and understanding do make and ordain the following as my last will and testament. After the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I will and bequeath the sum of twenty pounds currency to my sister the widow Cummins. To Mrs. Judith Ryan I will and bequeath ten pounds currency. To my niece Mary Waddleton I give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds currency. To my sister Mrs. Hackett I give five pounds currency. To my sister Mrs. Mary Maher I give and bequeath the sum of five pounds currency. To Mary Lawlor I give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds currency. Towards the completion of Saint Patricks Chapel at River Head I bequeath the sum of ten pounds and a like amount to the Roman Catholic Orphanage both which sums are not to become payable untill after the death of my son John Long. In accordance with the wishes and directions of my late husband James Long and in fulfilment of the terms of his will I will and bequeath unto my executors hereinafter named all the residue of the money assets property and affects bequeathed to me by my said late husband James Long upon trust to hold and apply the same for the support and maintenance of the said John Long during the term of his natural life and at his death to apply so much thereof as may be remaining for Masses and charitable offerings for the repose of the soul of my said late husband of the said John Long and of my soul. To the Reverend Jeremiah O'Donnell I give and bequeath the sum of five pounds for Masses for the repose of my soul. To the Reverend Richard O'Donnell and the Reverend David O'Donnell I give and bequeath a like sum each for the same purpose, and to the parish priest of Saint John's I give and bequeath a like sum for Masses for the repose of the soul of my said late husband James Long To the society of the Blessed Virgin I give and bequeath the sum of six shillings payable yearly out of my estate. To my executors hereinafter named I give and bequeath the sum of twenty pounds upon trust to apply the same for two High Masses one for the repose of the soul of my said late husband and one for the repose of my soul. To Margaret and Johanna Lawlor ten pounds currency each I nominate and appoint Edward Maher of Saint John's Dealer and the Roman Catholic Parish Priest for the time being of the parish of Saint John's executors of this my last will and testament hereby cancelling revoking and annulling all other and former wills made by me.
Anastatia her X mark Long- Signed executed and delivered as and for the last will and testament of the said Anastatia Long this 15th day of September Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine in presence of us who sign the same as witnesses in the presence of her and in presence of each other (having been first read over and explained to testatrix in presence of us) Edward Roach, W. Peter Kitchen.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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