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Will of William Beauchamp
In the name of God Amen, I William Beauchamp of Barened Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being in a declining state of health but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say, I give and bequeath all my right title and interest in and to a pew situated in the Church at Barened with my bed and bedding and chest unto William Henry Lacely, I give and bequeath all my right title and interest in and to all money goods chattels and anything else which I possess unto John Beauchamp my nephew and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Mr. Thomas Bartlett Senr of Barened and Mr. G. Heath of the same place executors of this my will.
|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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