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Will of Charles Cozens
This is the last will and testament of me Charles Cozens of Brigus in the Northern District of Newfoundland, Magistrate. It is my desire that my property be sold as soon as possible after my decease- After my funeral expenses and all other my just and lawful debts are paid and discharged I wish the rest due to be equally divided among my three children John Hiscock Cozens, Joseph Cozens and Sarah Stentaford. I give and bequeath to my son John aforesaid my china Masonic Basin and my own likeness. I hereby request John Munn Esq. of Harbor Grace, Merchant, to be my executor. This last will and testament of Charles Cozens aforesaid was made at Brigus aforesaid on the twentieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three. Charles Cozens (LS) Signed sealed and delivered on the day of the date aforesaid in the presence of, William Green-
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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