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Will of James Shanahan
I, Jas Shanahan of Witless Bay make this my last Will annulling all former Wills. I will and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Shanahan my House and what it contains, Office Outhouses land and Cattle. I appoint my daughter Margaret Shanahan Executor to this my last Will Jas Shanahan
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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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