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Will of Anastatia Mahon
In the Estate of
This is the last will and testament of me Anastatia Mahon of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, widow, and I hereby revoke all former wills made by me. I appoint John J. Flannery of St. John's aforesaid, Clerk of the Peace, executor of this my will. I bequeath unto my said executor the sum of Forty dollars to be spent in masses for the repose of my soul. I bequeath to my son, Michael Mahon, the farm I now occupy, and all the farming stock and implements, and furniture thereon and therein at the time of my death, except such farming stock and implements, and furniture as I shall have given to any person during my lifetime. I bequeath all moneys belonging to me and of which I shall die possessed to my said executor to be by him divided equally among my daughters living at my death. I devise and bequeath to my son, Richard Mahon, all that part of Friendly Hall farm which I have leased to him during my lifetime to be held by him as long as he shall live, and at his death to be divided among his children. I bequeath all the residue of my estate to my said daughters living at the time of my death.
In the name of God Amen I Anastatia Mahon do make publish and declare this as and for a codicil to my last will and testament.
I ask my children to have no variance or disagreement amongst themselves. -
Anastatia her x mark Mahon.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Anastatia Mahon deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|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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