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Will of Mary Ellen Murphy
This is the last will and testament of me Mary Ellen Murphy of Mundys Pond Spinster I give devise and bequeath the property of every description of which I may die possessed of to the Reverend Edmund Crook of St. Patrick’s Church St. John’s and I appoint the said Reverend Edmund Crook executor of this my will and I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made. St. John’s July 18th A.D. 1893. Mary E. her X mark Murphy. Signed by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses (The same having been first read over and explained) Katie Hayes, M.H. Carty.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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