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Will of Denis McCarthy
In the name of God Amen. I Dennis McCarty of Saint John's Newfoundland, Fisherman, feeling myself very delicate in health and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, being now of perfect sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, thanks be given unto God, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner following, First and principally of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be decently interred,-
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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