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Will of Edmond Power
In the name of God Amen I Edmond Power of St. John’s Publican do make and publish this as and for my last will and testament I direct that all my lawful debts shall be first paid- I will and direct that forty pounds shall be paid to Father John Ryan of St. Patricks in this town for distribution amongst the poor of the parish of Dunhill this amount to be remitted to the parish priest of that place- To Ellen daughter of James Harney of St. Marys in this colony I give and bequeath twenty pounds. To my wife I give and bequeath the house in which I live and all my furniture stock in trade and effects whatsoever and wheresoever situate. I direct that twenty pounds be paid to Father Scott towards the completion of St. Patricks Church. To Father Scott I give and bequeath ten pounds. I direct that my executor hereinafter named shall have an annual High Mass said for the repose of my soul. To the Orphanage of Belvidere I give and bequeath twenty pounds. I nominate and appoint my wife Honora executrix of this my will and revoke all former wills by me made. Edmond his X mark Power. Signed by the said testator in our presence this twelfth day of December Anno Domini 1880. Robert J. Kent, Michael Tobin.
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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