Will of Richard Forristal
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 286 probate year 1839

In re
Richard Forristal deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Richard Forristal late of the County of Wexford Ireland at present residing at St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Cooper being weakly in body but of sound mind, thanks be given to God, and being desirous to prevent any disputes arising after my decease touching such wordly property as I now am or may be possessed of, do make and ordain this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke cancel and set aside all or any other will or wills testament or testaments made or said to have been made by me at any time heretofore. In the first place I bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner under the direction of my executor. Secondly I desire that all my lawful debts may be paid with all convenient speed and that the sum of two pounds currency be given to Roman Catholic Clergyman for suffrages for my soul. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my beloved cousin widow Mary Stafford relict of the late Patrick Stafford Shoemaker all my remaining property and effects whatsoever. Lastly I ordain appoint and constitute my beloved cousins the aforesaid widow Mary Stafford and Mr. Laurence O'Brien to be my sole executors and declare this and no other to be my last will and testament.
Witness my hand and seal at St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland this twenty day 20th of December 1838 eight.
Richd Forristal. Witness in the presence of Laurance O'Brien. John Kavanagh. William Brazil.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning

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