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|Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.|
Will of Christopher Dicks Senior
I Christopher Dicks Senior now residing in Harbour Beaufet in the Island of Newfoundland in good and perfect health and senses not knowing how suddenly the call of death may reach me and for the greater satisfaction of my mind do now make this my last will and testament
Will of Christopher Dicks Senior from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 162 & 163 probate year 1846.
I Christopher Dicks Senior now residing in Harbor Beaufet in the Island of Newfoundland in good and perfect health and senses not knowing how sudden the call of death may reach me and for the greater satisfaction of my mind do now make this my last Will and Testament
Sworn before me at Saint Johns this tenth day of August 1846.
|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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