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Will of Elizabeth Brine
In the name of God Amen. The sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four. I Elizabeth Brine of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland being through the blessing of God in a sound state of mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say I give and bequeath unto my much beloved son James Brine whom I make my sole executor of this my last will and testament the whole amount of my proportion "that I am by law entitled to" in the intestate estate of the deceased John Brine my son, together with all my household furniture, beds, bedding, plate and jewels and such money as may be in the house at the time of my decease, and all and singular my goods and chattels wheresoever and whatsoever I might die seized and possessed of. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul, all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequests, and executors by me in any way before named willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
|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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