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Will of Margaret Dicks
In the name of God Amen. The nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven. I Margaret Dicks relict of the late Christopher Dicks, Fisherman of Harbor Buffett, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, being thro the blessing of Almighty God in a sound state of mind and memory but calling to mind the frail tenure of this life and that it is appointed unto men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I commend my soul into the hand of Almighty God and my body I leave to the entire direction of my friends. With respect to my money deposited in my name in the Union Bank of Newfoundland the sum of £200 two hundred pounds, I give, bequeath and dispose of it as follows, To each of my sons Harry Dicks, Robert Dicks, William Dicks and James Dicks, I give and bequeath the sum of £5..0..0, five pounds, and the residue, viz (£180, one hundred and eighty pounds) I give and bequeath to my son George Dicks- As executors of this my last will and testament I hereby appoint Messrs. Thomas Hann and James Burton of Harbor Buffett-
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Margaret Dicks (LS) Signed, sealed published, pronounced and declared by the said Margaret Dicks in the presence of the subscribers,
Eno. Kingwell, Thomas his X mark Hann, James Burton.
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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