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Will of Mary McCully
In this name of God Amen. I Mary McCulley heretofore of the Bay of Bulls in Newfoundland but now of Dortmouth in the County of Devon Spinster do make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I give devise & bequest all that my half of the Plantation in the Harbour of Bay of Bulls in Newfoundland and also in Pety Harbour in the same Island and all above said unto my nephew James McCulley of Dartmouth Mariner and his children but in case my nephew McCulley and his children should be dead at the time of my decease then my will is that Plantation lands &c. shall be sold by my Trustee Peter Tessier his heirs executors administrators or assigns whome I devise the same to for such purpose and wish him to divide the same of such sale between himself Robert Carter son of Robert Carter of Newfoundland Merchant deceased and Elizabeth Banfill wife of Clement Banfill of Newton Abbott Spirit Merchant and Jane Geye wife Charles Geye Doctor and Ann Carter Staff wife of Youan Stabb Mercht their executors administrators or assigns respectively share and share alike
This is a codicil to my last will and testament of me Mary McCulley of Dartmouth Devon I give onto Ann Stabb my household furniture her executors and administrators except my little round table which I give to my niece Eliz. Junr & two shears to E. her mother and benefit as witness my hand this same eight of July one thousand hundred and twenty one.
|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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 16, 2003)
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