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Will of Richard Prendergast
In the name of God Amen. I Richard Prendergast of the town of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland do make this my last will and testament as follows being of perfect and sound mind First I appoint my wife Mary the sole executrix and Trustee of this my last will I devise to her all my estate real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever in trust at her discretion to dispose of the same at such time and times in such manner and upon such terms as she shall think fit and out of the proceeds to pay all the debts which I shall owe at the time of my decease the remainder to be applied to the maintenance and education of herself and our children, and trusting to the fidelity of my wife in all things I appoint that my children be forwarded in business as they advance in years. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name the fifteenth of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven. Richd Prendergast. Signed sealed and delivered as and for his last will and testament in our presence who have subscribed the same and place our seals thereto the said 15th February 1827. Saml S.W. Burgess. Richd Cooke, Witnesses.
|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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 10, 2003)
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