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Will of William Chafe Senior
Pettehabr the 24 of Aprill 1811- To all whom it may or shall concern that this is my last will & testament Wittness to say- That i Wm. Chafe Senr the father of Moses Chafe- Doth freely giVe from my hart & a free good will unto my son Moses Chafe his airs assigns or administrators all & singlar the dowling house & gardins that belongs to the said house after my death for my son Moses Chafe his airs assigns or administrators to hold & ingoy during thir life without any lott or hindrance for the said parties to ingoy as itt is my lawfull proporty & my last will & power & now being in my right sences i thought proper to give itt to them; so after my decease that there shall be no fardr disputes- butt faull into the hands of my beloved son Moses Chafe his airs assigNs or administrators as givin under my hand this present day & date above mentioned whar no stamp paper is yused- Signs William Chafe Senr. Wittness, John Chafe, Thomas Chafe.
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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