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Will of Abraham Dean
In re Abraham Dean deceased
In the name of God Amen. I Abraham Dean of Seldom Come By in the Island of Fogo Newfoundland being in perfect health of body and of sound mind and memory, and knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die do make this my last will and Testament. That is to say.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Fogo this ninth day of October A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty six, having been first read over, and being fully understood by the said Testator, who also, hereby nominates and appoints my son Alfred Dean of Seldom Come By as executor to this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal. Abraham his X mark Dean. Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Abraham Dean, in the presence of us, as, and for, his last will and Testament, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Clarence J. Fitzgerald. Ambrose J. Fitzgerald.
Correct William F. Lloyd
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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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