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Will of George Dance
St. John N F Land March 1st 1881. I George Dance authorize my father R. Dance to send my brother Robert here to take charge of my property and dispose of as he thinks fit there are four Bales lying at Cunard wharf Halifax N.S. My household furniture I bequeath to my two little sisters Pauline and Rachel. No. 20 Rock Terrace I bequeath to my sister-in-law Alice Kennedy Barrack St. Colchester. Geo. Dance. Witness Mrs. Cole, J.F. Blake.
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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