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Will of Richard Purcell
This is the last will and testament
of me Richard Purcell of St. John’s. I
revoke all former wills by me at any time made and I appoint the Reverend
James Greene, Roman Catholic priest of the Cathedral Parish, to be
the executor of this my will. I direct that my just debts
and my funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid out of my estate. I give and bequeath to my son Michael my two houses in Walsh’s Square
at present occupied by Brookings, Baker and Penny, and my two houses on Signal
Hill Road occupied by Murphy and Malone.
I also give and bequeath to my said son the sum of one hundred
dollars, and all my clothing except one suit which is to be given away. I give and bequeath to my wife Mary the house on Signal Hill Road at present
occupied by Hollihan. I also give and bequeath
to my said wife the sum of Two thousand dollars. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary
Ann Haligan the house on Prospect Street
in which I at present reside. I also give and
bequeath to my said daughter the sum of one hundred dollars, and what furniture
in my said house on Prospect Street was in my possession at the time of her
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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