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Will of William Andrews
In re the Estate of
In the name of God Amen I William Andrews being in my right mind and having all my faculties about me for which I thank God do hereby make this my last will & Testament. I live(?) and bequeath to my beloved wife all the strip of land from the stable to the main Road and also two rooms in my dwelling house viz Parlour & bedroom In case she marries again she forfeits her claim all the rest of my property to my stepson Azariah Anthony witness my hand & seal. William his x mark Andrews. Witness W.A. Haynes S.T. Haynes.
I certify that the above was drawn up & signed before the witnesses who signed above on November 11th, 1905 at 5:30 P.M. W.A. Haynes. Priest of the Mission.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of William Andrews.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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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