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Will of William Brace
In the name of God Amen. I William Brace, Planter of Quidi Vidi in the Island of Newfoundland do by this my last will and testament devise and bequeath to my two sons William Brace and John Brace all my property situated in Quidi Vidi now in my possession or to which I may be entitled at the time of my decease to be held by them and their heirs for ever and not to be sold out of the family I also nominate and appoint the said William Brace and John Brace my sole executors In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelvth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & fifty nine
William his X mark Brace (LS) Signed sealed and delivered as his last will and testament of the above named William Brace in the presence of Edward Humphry William Heale.
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. 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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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