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Will of Charles Calpin
In the name of God Amen I Charles Calpin of Bay Roberts Blacksmith being in good health thanks be to Almighty God and of perfect mind and memory and being now 63 years of age and not knowing how soon my time in this world will end I do now hereby make my will in my own handwriting which is well known in all the courts of this Conception Bay as well as the courts of St. John’s I being a Constable those last thirtey two years in Bay Roberts aforesaid and first of all I recommend my soul to the keeping of Almighty God who gave it and my bodey to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again at the general resurrection by the Almighty power of God And as touching my worldly estate which it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner & forms First I give & bequeath to my well beloved wife Louisa Calpin all my right title and interest of all my movable and immovable goods lands chattels and effects (save and except twenty yards by forty yards which I give and bequeath to my daughter Louisa Coldwell and her heirs for ever) And after the death of my well beloved wife Louisa Calpin the whole estate goods chattels and effects shall become the property of my youngest son Charles Calpin whom with one more I appoint as my executors (namely Denis Walsh) and it is my wish & desire that should the two sons of my daughter Martha Stevens should they live with the aforesaid Charles Calpin untill twenty one years of age to support their mother and grandmother that he give them each one acker of land as a portion and I do utterly disallow revoke and disannul all former wills and testaments ratifying this and no other to be my last in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in presents of witness Denis Walsh,
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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