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Will of Patrick Skehane
In the name of God Amen. I Patrick Skehane of the Parish of Dualla County Tipperary Ireland but at present a resident of St. John's Newfdland Shoreman being sickly but of perfect sound mind & memory & calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will & testament that is to say, principally & first of all I give & recommend my soul unto the Almighty God who gave it & my xxx body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same by the Almighty power of God And as touching such a worldly sum of money wherewith it pleased God to bless me with I give & bequeath the same in the following manner & form
|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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