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Will of William Cole
In re William Cole deceased
In the name of God Amen, I William Cole of Bonavista Newfoundland Planter, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following [that is to say]
In witness whereof I the said William Cole the testator have to this my last will & testament set my hand and seal this sexteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty six. William his X mark Cole [LS] Signed seal'd published and declared by the said William Cole the testator as and for his last will & Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses thereto. James Brown. Charles Saint.
Certified correct D.M. Browning
|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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