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Will of Alice Nowlan
This is the last will of me Alice Nowlan of St. John’s Spinster. First I give devise and bequeath to the Revd. Richard Howley of St. John’s Doctor of Divinity the sum of twenty pounds currency to be disposed of my him in Masses or otherwise towards the repose of my soul in such way as to him shall seem proper. Second- I give devise and bequeath to my sister Judy Thomas wife of James Thomas Farmer near Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island the sum of twenty five pounds currency to be for her own proper and separate use behoof and benefit free and independent of all debts claims and liabilities of her present or any future husband. Thirdly, I give devise and bequeath to my other sister Mary Cooney of Nine Mile House in the County of Tipperary Ireland Widow the sum of twenty five pounds currency. Fourthly. I nominate and appoint the said Reverend Richard Howley as executor of this my last will and testament giving and granting unto my said executor full power and authority to liquidate and discharge all my debts funeral expenses cost of grave and all other expenses attending upon the carrying into effect the trusts contained in this my last will and testament. As witness my hand this fifth day of February Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty four. Alice her X mark Nowlan (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in presence of us who in her presence and in presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses having been first read over and explained to the said testatrix, Richard Howley. Robt. J. Kent.
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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