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Will of James Churchill
This is the last will and testament of James Churchill of Portugal Cove in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter. In the name of God, Amen. I, James Churchill being weak in body but of sound mind and memory (blessed be God) do this ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine make & publish this my last will and testament in manner following, Imprimis I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body to the earth from whence it came in hopes of a joyful resurrection thro' the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ, and as for that worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose of as follows,
|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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