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Will of Sarah Carter
This is the last will of me Sarah Carter of St. John’s, widow, of Robert Carter Esqr late of Ferryland, deceased. I give & bequeath all my property, real & personal & wheresoever situate to my executor hereinafter named & his heirs in trust to pay assign & appropriate the same equally amongst my children Eliza Hoyles, Robert Carter, Fanny Randell, Mary McLea & James Carter to the several use of them & their heirs for ever. I direct that the shares of my married daughters shall be for their sole & separate use & not subject to either the debts or control of their respective husbands. I appoint my son Robert my executor. Signed & published by the said testatrix at St. John’s this twenty-seventh day of September A.D. 1866, in our presence who in her presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses at the same time. Sarah Carter. John Skeoch. George Simms.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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