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Will of Sarah Day
In the name of God Amen. I Sarah Day (widow of the late William Day) of Burin Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, being of sound mind and right judgement, do at my death give and bequeath my dwelling house lands fishing room store, household furniture and all and every thing to me belonging in manner following viz: I give to my eldest daughter Emma (wife of Charles Brinton) her heirs and assigns for ever all that part of my land on the west side of a well which is situate about the middle of the said land and which is now occupied by her; together with my garden land laying to the westward of the aforesaid land as occupied by my said dear daughter Emma and near a house occupied by Francis Moran. I give to my two dear sons Nathaniel and Charles Day all the remainder of my land and which is laying to the eastward of the aforesaid well (all bounded on the north by the main road and on the south by the water) to be by them equally divided; Nathaniel having the portion to the eastward and Charles the portion
Sarah Day X her mark (LS) Witnesses to the signing and sealing of this paper, J.C.A. Gathercole (clk) Caroline Butler.
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. 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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