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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (A)
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Will of Thomas Anderson
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 146 probate year 1832
Thomas Anderson deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Anderson of Carrick on Suit Ireland but now of Carbonear Newfoundland being of perfect mind and memory but labouring under bodily infirmities and considering the uncertainty of all earthly matters do make this my last will and testament. In the first place I resign my soul unto the hands of my heavenly creator when he may be pleased to call me and my body to be intered in a decent Christian like manner avoiding all unnecessary expenses.
I give and bequeath to my mother Catherine Anderson the sum of forty two pounds ten shillings now in the hands of William Dalton taking care to deduct all lawful debts and expenses and five pounds of which is to be given for Masses for my soul.
I give and bequeath to John Dunn one suit of my best cloths and bed cloths
I give and bequeath to Richard Morrissey my trunks and looking glass
I give and bequeath to Peggy Brine my two Hoxin.
I give and bequeath to Edmond Fleming my side jointed hulles knifes ax &c.
I give and bequeath to William Dollin my head jointer.
I give and bequeath the remaining part of my cloths to be given to some poor persons for God sake.
I give and bequeath to Wm. Harding a spy glass Bocked pistol and other little useless things
and in case of my mother's demise before mine I give and bequeath if any sum remains after my lawful debts that the same be given to the clergy for Masses for my soul
I do constitute and appoint Edward Fleming and William Harding as my two executors to carry those matters into effect
In the presence of Edward Fleming and William Harding I hereby set my hand and seal this twelfth day of September eighteen hundred and thirty two at Carbonear in the Island of Newfoundland where no stamp paper is used. Thomas Anderson (LS) Witness Edward Fleming. William Harding. Carbonear Sepr 12th 1832.
D. M. Browning
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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 (February 17, 2003)
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