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Will of Patrick Tobin
St. John’s Newfoundland June 6th 1864 Patrick Tobin his last will and testament In the name of God Amen I bequeath my soul to God my body to the earth rottenness and worms I bequeath to my sons William and Martin all my property consisting of a house farm and all utensils belonging to it both inside and outside that is on the conditions of supporting their father and mother while they are living and being obedient to them and also supporting their sister Elizabeth while she remains unmarried and obedient to them they are to have no control over me nor nor no claim on the property untill after their father’s death and they are also bound not to let sell or mortgage their part unless from one to the other Patrick his X mark Tobin- James his X mark Murphy. Michael Treacey.
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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