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Will of Stephen S. Andrews
the name of God Amen. I Stephen S. Andrews of
Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being at this time of sound
mind and memory and as it has pleased God to bless me with worldly property
in goods and chattels and lands I therefore dispose of the same in the following
manner viz First I give my soul to God my body to the earth to be buried in
a Christian like manner according to the rites of the prodecent religion of
my Church the expences of my funeral to come out the funds of British Society
whereof I am a member of the same and should there be anney money wanting to
draw from the funs of Masonic Insurance of wich I am a member should theire
be anney left in Funds of Insurance you are to place too suitable head stones
one for my self and one for my disased wife or one suitable for us both, with
the Eneshals of our Names engraved with day of death my wife dieing on the
twenty fifth of december 25th 1882
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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