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Will of Thomas Dicks
Last will and Testament of
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Dicks of Channel in the Southern District of the Island of Newfoundland Schooner owner, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, calling to mind the frailty and uncertainty of human life and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs, and directing how the estates with which it has pleased God to bless me shall be disposed of after my decease while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and making null and void all other last wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. And first I commend my immortal being to him who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried with little expense or ostentation by my executors hereinafter named
And as to my worldly estate and all the property
real personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or
to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease I devise bequeath
and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit: My will is that
all my just debts and funeral charges shall by my executors hereinafter
named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them
be found convenient.
Lastly I do nominate and appoint Solomon Gillam of Channel aforesaid schooner owner and John E. Norman also of Channel aforesaid merchant to be the executors of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this Twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety three. (Sgd) Thomas Dicks. Signed by the said Thomas Dicks the Testator in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribe our name as witnesses. (Sgd) N. Smith of Channel aforesaid Postmaster. (Sgd) R. L. Squarey of Channel aforesaid Magistrate
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Thomas Dicks deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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