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Will of Thomas Dea
In the Estate of
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Dea of Bay Bulls Fisherman being weak of body but of perfect memory thanks be given to God calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my last will and testament, that is to say First of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner and as touching my worldly property wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of in the following manner. First of all I give to my beloved wife my house, and garden on the road And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and annul all and every other testament by me in any other way before made, certifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Thomas Dea deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|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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