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Will of Michael Neill
May the 25th In the year of our Lord 1861, I Michael Neill of the Portigal Cove Road being through the blessing of God in a sound state of mind and memory but calling to mind the frail tenure of life and that it is appointed to all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament With respect to my worldly estate I give bequeath and dispose of it in the manner and proportions here following I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife and son Patrick Neill but he is to support his mother as long as she remain my widow and after her death he is to have and to hold all my household and land property.
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.
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