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Will of William Brothers
In the name of God Amen April 12th 1867 I William Brothers of Fermeuse in the Southern District of the Island of Newfoundland lying sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to the giver unto the almithy God therefore galling unto mind the mortallithy of my boddy and knowing thath it is appointed for all men to die do make and ordain this my last will and testimony thath is to say principally and firs of all i give and recommend my soul unto the hands of the almithy god thath giveth and my boddy i recommend to the earth to be beruied decent Christian buriall And tuching such wordly estate wherewith it pleased god to me in this life i give and demise unto my three boys all my fishing room I now occupuy with all my plantation and dwelling house and ground abouthith I held in my possesstion
In witness I have set my hand and seal the day and year above mentioned signed sealed and delivered in the pressants of us,
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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