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Will of George Balsom
In re GEORGE BALSOM. DECEASED.
I George Balsom of Hearts Ease Trinity Bay in the Electoral District of Trinity in the Island of Newfoundland, fisherman hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and by this my last will and testament devise and bequeath all my fishing property of every kind and description and all my land together with the buildings thereon situated at George's Cove Hearts Ease, Trinity Bay unto my brother Eliol Balsom, ala(?) if the horse we now have is in our possession when I die I give and bequeath my part of it to my brother Eliol Balsom, and appoint him my sole Executor of this will.
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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. |
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