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Will of Stephen Abbott Senior
Bonavista April 26th 1850. I Stephen Abbott of Bealeys Cove do hereby leave my last will and testament i do leave my son Benjamin a potato garden adjoing the dwelling house and also the woods garden and to my grandson William my bed and henry Dunn my fishing room and dwelling house for the sum of twenty three pounds currency and i leave to my son Stephen one shilling and i leave to my son Martin one shilling and i leave to my son John one shilling and i leave to my son Malcom one shilling. witness my hand this 26th day April
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. 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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