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Will of Felix McCarthy from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 63-64 probate year 1851
In the name of God, Amen. I Felix McCarthy of Carbonear Gentleman being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but mindful of my mortality do this fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following that is to say,
First I give and bequeath all that dwelling house situate at Carbonear on the North side of the main street now in the occupancy of my son John McCarthy also one half of that piece or parcel of land situate at Crockers Cove unto my eldest son John McCarthy his heirs and assigns for ever, also I give and bequeath all that dwelling house and land thereunto belonging situate at Carbonear and now in the occupancy of John Mackey to my daughter Elizabeth Mackey wife of the said John Mackey her heirs and assigns for ever. Also I give and bequeath all that waterside premises consisting of land shop stores and wharf unto my sons John McCarthy and Felix McCarthy and their heirs and assigns for ever. Also I give and bequeath all that waterside premises consisting of land stores and stages situate at Carbonear purchased from the estate of Slade, Biddle & Co. Unto my son Richard McCarthy his heirs and assigns for ever. Also I give and bequeath one half of that piece or parcel of land situate at Crockers Cove unto my sons Felix McCarthy and Richard McCarthy their heirs and assigns for ever. Also I give and bequeath all that dwelling house and land situate at Harbor Grace bounded on the east by Patrick Strapp's property and extending west to the west side of the brick cellar inclusive and extending north to the property of Jno Munn Esq. to my daughter Alice McCarthy, Spinster, her heirs and assigns for ever. Also I give and bequeath all that piece and parcel of land situate at Harbor Grace bounded on the east by the brick cellar and on the west by Edwd Pike's property and on the north by J. Munn Esq. To my sons John McCarthy, Felix McCarthy and Richard McCarthy their heirs and assigns for ever. Also I give and bequeath all my dwelling house out houses and land thereunto belonging together with that piece or parcel of land on the north side of Patrick Street situate at Carbonear unto my dear wife Mary during her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give and bequeath the said dwelling house farm lands and premises to my sons Felix McCarthy and Richard McCarthy their heirs and assigns for ever reserving always the right to my said daughter Alice McCarthy to reside in the said dwelling house during her single or unmarried state. I also give and bequeath the Brig True Blue, my household furniture, cattle and whatever property I may be possessed other than what I have here given and bequeathed together with all monies bills notes debts I may have in my possession or may be due or owing to me or that I may claim at the time of my death unto my dear wife Mary her heirs and assigns for ever. And I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint my said wife Mary McCarthy sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set and subscribed my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Felix McCarthy. (LS)
|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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