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Will of Robert Carter
This is the last will and testament of me Robert Carter of Ferryland Newfoundland, I give and bequeath to the use and behoof of my beloved wife Sarah Carter during her widowhood, or if she remains a widdow, during her natural life, all my dwelling house, outhouses and grounds adjoining together with everything contained therein and thereon or belonging thereto, also all cattle, poultry and crops of every description belonging to me at the time of my demise also all rents and emoluments and arrears of rents due or arising out of these lands and plantations stated in the list hereunto annexed Also all monies and debts owing and due to me (except those due me from my sons Robert and James Henry) I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah Carter for her use and disposal in such a manner as she may require And if she should find it necessary for her support during her widdowhood I hereby give her power and authority to dispose of, sell, or otherwise transfer any of the hereby demised property and apply the proceeds towards her support. Should my wife Sarah Carter deem it for her advantage or happiness to marry again then the property I hereby bequeath is to be divided as follows one third to Sarah my wife and two thirds equally among our children and at her demise it is my will that whatever property above bequeathed may be left shall be divided equally among our children or their heirs. I give and bequeath to my son Robert the balance he owes me and to my son James Henry the balance he owes me that will appear on my books. I leave it to the generosity of my beloved wife to give to each of my children such a token of remembrance from among my personal property or household goods as she shall think proper & may be most convenient for her to part with. It is my desire to be buried near my father and children at the Southside and that my funeral shall be plain and inexpensive I appoint Sarah my wife my whole and sole executrix to see all these my bequest and will carried into effect.
|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. |
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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