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Will of Mansel Alcock
In the name of God Amen. I Mansel Alcock of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make ordain and constitute this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I give and bequeath all those my premises situate on the north side of this harbour and immediately east of the property of Henry Davis in manner following that is to say, I divide my said premises into three equal parts by lines running from the sea northwards. The western part or third. I give and bequeath to my son Robert his heirs and assigns for ever, the central part or third I give to my grandson William Alcock son of my son James, his heirs and assigns for ever, the eastern part or third I give to my grandson Thomas Alcock son of my late son Thomas, his heirs and assigns for ever- The thirds or portions hereby bequeathed to my son Robert and my grandson William are on condition that each of them (their heirs or assigns) do pay unto my aforesaid grandson Thomas his heirs or assigns the sum of ten pounds currency making altogether twenty pounds. This done as an equivalent for the houses on their parts erected and in consideration of there being no erection on the part or third hereby bequeath to my said grandson Thomas- In the event of my said grandson Thomas dying without issue my will is that his share hereby bequeathed shall go to my son Roberts son Robert, that is to say my grandson, and to his heirs for ever, failing of him then to his brother Henry. The spot of ground in the rear now in possession of my grandson Thomas Jenkins I hereby give and bequeath to him and his heirs for ever. And I do hereby nominate and appoint my son James Alcock as sole executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all other and former wills and testaments which I may have made and do constitute this my last will and testament.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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