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Will of Michael Mara
In re Michael Mara deceased
The Will and testament of Mr. Michael Mara of St. John's Nfland a resident of this Town about Fifty nine years. In the name of God Amen—as I finding myself getting olde and feeble I am determined to arrange all my affairs and have them settled in such manner as I think in my breast is fair and just in the eyes of God and myself and the witnesses now present
I have nothing further to say I give it from under my hand in St. John's Nfland this 2nd day April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven Signed Michael Mara [LS] Witness, Bartholomew Walsh.
|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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo
Revised: December 8, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)
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