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Will of Caroline Adams
This is the last will and testament of me Caroline Adams of St. John’s Widow made this nineteenth day of November eighteen hundred and seventy-three I give devise and bequeath to my son Charles Adams the dwelling house premises land and farm stock thereto belonging including my household furniture and effects and everything else that I am possessed of on the following condition namely that my two daughters Isabella Ockenlack and Catherine Adams now Williams shall have the use of my said dwelling house and all my other property hereinbefore mentioned jointly with my said son Charles Adams until they or either of them shall die and when such event happens but not before my said son Charles shall have and be at liberty to sell or dispose of all or any part of the said farm or other property hereinbefore mentioned for his own use forever and I appoint my said son Charles Adams my executor. Caroline her X mark Adams (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Caroline Adams as and for her last will and testament in our presence who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hands the said will having first been distinctly read over and explained to and understood by the said testatrix. A.O. Hayward. Edw. A. Lilly.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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