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Will of Charles McCarthy
In the name of God Amen. I Charles McCarty of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman being sick and weak in health but of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make this my last will and testament in the manner and form following, viz. First of all I do give and bequeath my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner and all my just and lawful debts to be paid. I do give and bequeath unto my beloved nephew John Casey of Saint John's all that piece of land and erections thereon situated on the south side of Petty Harbor and purchased by me for ever from F.G.W. Eastaff for the sum of Eighteen Pounds sterling and now occupied by Thomas Hall. The Term of his lease which expires the next fall - for him the said John Casey and heirs to use it for their benefit for ever and I do also give and bequeath to my beloved nephew John Casey a garden now in the possession of the said Thomas Hall situated at Flat Rock the lease of which expires next fall also for him the said John Casey and heirs to use it for their benefit for ever. I also give and bequeath to my said nephew John Casey two herring nets a fishing skiff and craft and a gun. I do also give and bequeath to my beloved son Darby McCarty my bed and bedding and cloathing and it is also understood my beloved nephew John Casey is to pay for my interment and other expenses in consequence of what property I bequeathed him. Thus done at Saint John's Newfoundland in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of us witnesses Signed seald and delivered this fifteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven. Charles his X mark McCarty. Witness. James Buckle. Michal Maher.
|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. |
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