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Will of Robert Roach
In the Name of God Amen. I Robert Roche Native of the City of Waterford but at present residing in Saint John's Newfdland being sick of body but sound mind and good understanding and knowing it is the lot of all men to die am perfectly resigned to yeild up my soul to Almighty God and my body to the earth with a firm bleef that the same mercifull God will raise it up again on the day of general resurrection, it is my will and request that all expenses attending my illness and funeral rites be forthwith paid after my decease. Secondly after having paid all my just & lawfull debts I will and bequeath the surplus money togeather with my wearing appearl and one silver watch & seal to my son Robert Roche of Waterford and I hereby appoint and nominate Mr. Timothy Hogan and Mr. Edward Power to be my true & lawfull executors to this my last will and testament and in Faith and Testimony of which I hereby affix my name & seal given under my hand this 27th day of July 1834 in St. John's Newfdland where stamp paper is not used. Robt Roach (LS) In presence of Patk Mullowney, John Cusack.
|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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