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Will of Robert F. Bursell
In the name of God Amen. I Robert F. Bursell at present Master of the Brig "Scotia"; being of sound mind and memory hereby dispose of all my estate goods and chattels personal and real and whenever or wherever situate or found both now and at the time of my death in manner following that is to say, I give and bequeath to Emma Eliza Bursell I also hereby constitute and appoint Stewart Munn and George Howell executors to this will and testament and hereby cancelling revoking and totally disallowing any former will or bequest by me or in my name and whether verbally or otherwise at any former time made I do make ordain and sign seal and acknowledge this to be my sole and only last lawful will and testament Signed sealed and acknowledged this twenty fourth day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty four Robert F. Bursell (LS) We the undersigned hereby certify that we each saw the other at the same time sign our respective names as witnesses and together saw the testator Robert F. Bursell sign seal and acknowledge the foregoing as his sole and last lawful will and testament. Stewart Munn, witness, George Howell, witness.
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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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