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Will of Silas Clarke
I the undersigned Silas Clarke being in my right mind & having the use of my bodily faculties do declare this to be my last will & testament & that in this same I do give & bequeath to my adopted son Silas Patey my Fishing establishment with all its property situated in little Braha & further I do give & bequeath to the said Silas Patey the sum of Eight hundred & ninty six dollars found in my cash box. I also give & bequeath to my only & beloved daughter Mary Ann Windsor of Triton Notre Dame Bay the sum of Fourteen hundred & Sixty three dollars & Sixty two cents the amt of my Investment in the Bank of Nova Scotia with any interest thereon and further all the furniture & fittings of my bed-room with the exception of the table & a photograph of my Sister. The said table being the property of Silas Patey & the Photograph of his son Norman.
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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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