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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Michael Mulcahy
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 123 & 124 probate year 1831.
Michael Mulcahy deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Michael Mulcahy of Bay Bulls Newfoundland being in perfect health of body and in perfect mind and memory of my body and knowing that it is apointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form
First I give and bequeath unto John Mulcahy my loving grandson and Michael Mulcahy my loving grandson all my property as follows, one fishing room, one dwelling house and plantation one Hull of a small fishing boat one mooring anchor and one feather bed with every other moveable I possess at the hour of my death. And it is further agreed that the said John and Michael Mulcahy them or either of them their heirs executors administrators or assigns shall not sell mortgage or transfer the above mentioned estate or any part thereof to any person or persons but an issue to them or eighther of them their heirs executors administrators or assigns shall not sell mortgage or transfer the above mentioned estate or any part thereof to any person or persons but to an issue to them or eighther of them I likewise constitute make and ordain Nicholas Delaney sole executor of this my last will and testament all and singular my lands messuages and tenements by them freely to be possessed and enjoyed and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any wise before mentioned willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one. Michael his x mark Mulcahy.
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Michael Mulcahy as his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names. Michael Coady. Thomas Driscoll. Jeremiah Answy.
D. M. Browning
|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 (December 18, 2002)
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