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Will of Darby Coleman
In the name of God Amen, I Darby Coleman of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Shoreman being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do hereby make this my last will and testament in manner and form following (hereby revoking all other will and wills by me heretofore made) I give and bequeath unto my nephew John Regan all my landed property (which I may be possessed of the time of my decease) situate at John's Pond, Saint Mary's Bay in the said Island comprising houses, buildings farm and plantation together with all my cattle furniture and moveables and hereby appoint my said nephew executor of this my will.
|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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