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Will of John O'Reilly
In re John O'Reilly deceased.
The Last Will and Testament of John O'Reilly of Placentia In the name of God Amen. I John O'Reilly of Placentia being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the frailty and uncertainty of human life and being desirous of settling my wordly affairs and directing how the property which it has pleased God to bless me shall be disposed of after my decease while I have thought and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will and testament and first I commend my immortal being to him who gave it. And my body to the earth, to be buried with little expense and ostentation as possible by my executor herein after named. And as to my wordly estate and all the property real personal or mixed of which I shall die seized or possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit: My will is that all my just debts and funeral charges shall, by my executor hereinafter named, be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by him be found convenient.
In testimony whereof I the said John O'Reilly have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal at Placentia This 12th day of June nineteen hundred and thirteen signed John O'Reilly (LS)
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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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