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Will of Mary Rohan
This is the last will and testament of Mary Rohan widow of late Patrick Rohan of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland I do bequeath unto my daughter Johanna Vass One hundred & fifty pounds, & to my granddaughter Catherine Vass one hundred pounds to Mrs. Catherine Prendergast my first cousin ten pounds to the Presentation Nuns five pounds to the B.I. Society of Conception Bay five pounds for Masses for the repose of my soul, ten pounds, For my husband Patrick Rohan & my sons Patrick & James Rohan & my father & mother twenty pounds equally divided. This is with the proviso in the event of my living longer than I expected In which case I may have to draw on the several sums above mentioned equally I do hereby appoint John Richards & James Wall my executors & administrators. Given from under my hand at Harbor Grace this the twenty fifth (25th) day of June 1880. Mary Rohan. Witness, John Richards, James Wall.
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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