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Will of John Cowney
In the name of God Amen, I John Cowney of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland being infirm in body but of sound mind memory and understanding do make declare and publish this my last will and testament hereby utterly revoking and annulling all other will or wills by me before made in name and form following to wit- First I bequeath my body to the ground awaiting in confidence the promise of a glorious resurrection and my soul to the bosom of a merciful Redeemer in the hope of a blissful eternity.
|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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