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Will of William Coughlan
In re William Coughlan deceased
In the Name of God Amen I William Coughlan of the Town of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Farmer being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament. that is to say principally and first of all. I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such wordly state wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my Hand this eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord 1812.
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. |
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