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Will of Daniel Blandford
Know all men by these present that I Daniel Blandford of Ship Cove Herring Neck Notre Dame Bay being sound in mind but weak in body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do hereby make my last will and testament First. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Blandford and my daughter Louisa Blandford all my property to be equally divided between them that is to say all my fishing craft, dwelling house and furniture; stage, stores, flakes, cattle meadow land gardens and waste land surrounding my dwelling house Secondly, I give and bequeath to my grandson Levi son of the late Thomas Blandford the house situated next my dwelling house and also a garden, the most westwardly one of all my gardens. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three. Daniel Blandford his X mark (LS) Signed and delivered by the said Daniel Blandford as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers, Alfred S.H. Winsor, Robert Lewis.
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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