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Will of Susannah Dunn
This is the last will and
testament of me Susannah Dunn (widow of the late Henry
Dunn) of Bayly's Cove
Bonavista Newfoundland. I give and bequeath a lot of land adjoining William
Abbott's Potato ground, Cape Road, to my brother William
Abbott And I do
also give and bequeath to my said brother William Abbott that lot of land adjoining
Robert Abbott's premises for his own absolute use. And I give divise and
bequeath all the residue of my real and personal estate of every description
unto my brother David Abbott absolutely And I appoint my said brothers David & William
Abbott sole executors of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof,
I hereunto set my hand & seal
this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and seventy-eight. Susannah her X mark Dunn (LS) Signed by the said Susannah
Dunn the testatress in our presence who in her presence and in the presence
of each other at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses, R.
Bruce Hemlan, Alfred Vincent.
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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