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Will of Richard Clements
In the name of God Amen I Richard Clements of Petty Harbour do will and make over to my step son Richard Bulley the ground whereon his own dwelling house stands and also the two small gardens and also the ground that half the house i now occupys stands on to him his heirs administrators an assigns in the year of our Lord 1868 May the 30th in the presence of us witnesses. Edward Chafe. Richard his X mark Clements. Ralph Mills. June the 1st 1868. In the name of God Amen. it is further agreed that we and I Richard and Ann Clements do agree to leave all our right title and interest of all the property that we posess to our son or stepson Richard Bulley after our death to him his heirs administrators or assigns and it is also agreed that if the said Richard and Ann Clements should outlive the said Richard Bulley that his heirs administrators an assigns should do the same for them as he has done or else the property returns back to them again it is further agreed if their son or stepson George Bulley or his son Joseph Bulley should come and pay the said Richard Bulley half the expense they can have half the property after their death. Richard his X mark Clements. Witnesses Edward Chafe, Ralph Mills.
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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