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Will of Richard Murphy
In the name of God Amen. I Richard Murphy Fisherman of Fox Cove Placentia Bay originally of Co. Wexford Ireland do hereby make in the presence of God and in my full senses this last will & testament and bequeath what I possess as follows-
My property in the shape of nets I bequeath to John Murphy of Rock Harbour I leave the fox traps to Denis Long of Fox Cove The sheep and all other personal proerty not before disposed of I leave to my wife Ann Murphy- In witness thereof I hereby affix my signature this sixth day of May (May 6th) one thousand eight hundred and seventy six-
Richard X (his mark) Murphy We hereby witness this last testament Henry Drinmer X (his mark), Michael Hoare X (his mark), Father M. Morris, executor.
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. 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.
Contributed by Joanne Connors Parandjuk and also by Judy Benson
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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