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Will of James Murphy
October 18, 1882. in the name of God Amen. I James Murphy do make my last will and testament this 18 of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty two being in my perfect sensences and sound mind I James Murphy i do leave my property houses and chattle and all in my posseson to my brother John Murphy to suport me and my mother Ann Murphy till after our deths the same John Murphy to have and to hold in his posson till his son William Murphy get marrid and if i live till the is marred he William Murphey is to suport me and burry me and if the saide William Murphe i should die before he william Murphe get marred John Murphey shall keep it in his own posseson but the said property is never to be sold or morged and to my brothers Moses i leave 1 shilling and Peter 1 shilling and to my sisters Elizabeth 1 shilling Lousee 1 shilling Susanna 1 shill and Ann 1 shilling and brother Willam 1 shilling. his mark James X Murphy, wittness, Nicholas Neary, Margrate Venables, Elizabeth X Murphy.
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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