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|Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.|
Will of Robert Brooks
In the name of God Amen, I Robert Brooks of Newmarket Terrace Hackney Road in the County of Middlesex Gentleman being of sound and disposing mind and of perfect memory and understanding do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following and desire that it may be received by all as such first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be decently and frugally interred the whole management of which I leave to the discretion of my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Brooks,
Will of Robert Brooks from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 43 to 45 probate year 1847.
In the name of God Amen, I Robert Brooks of Newmarket Terrace hackney Road in the County of Middlesex Gentleman being of sound and disposing mind and of perfect memory and understanding do make publish and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and form following and desire that it may be received by all as such, first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be decently and frugally interred the whole management of which I leave to the discretion of my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Brooks, to have the full enjoyment of everything during the time of her natural life that is to say the use of the household furniture and goods in my dwelling house the rent arising from my freehold estates at St. Johns and Bay of Bulls Newfoundland, and the dividends proceeding from any monies that I may have in the public funds and the leave of my present dwelling house at crownmarket Terrace Hackney Road but nothing is to be disposed of by her to the detriment of my children and at and after the decease of my said dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Brooks it is my particular wish that all the property of every description and nature whatsoever and wheresoever may be immediately sold and converted into money and distributed equally share and share alike amongst my dear children that may be living at the time of the decease of Elizabeth Brooks my dearly beloved wife aforesaid and lastly I do hereby make ordain nominate constitute and appoint my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Brooks sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and do also hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills and Testaments at any time before made by me.
|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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