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Will of Cornelius O’Brien
The last will and testament of Cornelius O’Brien of
Bay Bulls I Cornelius O’Brien do give and bequeath to my wife Mary
Obrien her ears & successors
My Old Homestead Dwelling House Shop Stores and Out Houses and Kitchen garden
on the west side of the house and hen yard in the rare of the Stable. To
have and to hold and to suit her own convenience from this day forward and
whatever money is left after my Funeral expenses is paid is allso to be hers. Together
with the furniture and whatever belongs to the house also to be hers.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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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