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Will of Joseph Brushett
In the name of God Amen. I Joseph Brushett being of sound mind and in conscious possession of all my natural faculties do hereby publish and declare this my will and testament as follows- that is to say I give and devise to my beloved mother all my real & personal estate and effects consisting of one dwelling house and two outhouses situated in Mortier Bay. In witness whereof I do hereby affix my name and seal this the thirteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five. Joseph Brushett his X mark (LS) Witnesses James Nurse, Thomas Farewell his X mark.
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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