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Will of Samuel Emberley
I Samuel Emberly of Carbonear Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Housekeeper, being of sound mind and memory but sick and weak in body do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz.- In the first place it is my will and pleasure and I hereby bequeath to my wife Frances Emberly all my interest in and to one half a fishing room and plantation situate in Great Burin and occupied by my brother Thomas Emberly, the documents of title being now in the possession of Mr. John Adams of said place (and also a few articles belonging to me in the possession of the said John Adams which I request he will dispose of and pay the proceeds of the same to my executors hereinafter mentioned for the benefit of my said wife and children. In the next place it is my will and I hereby give unto my wife for her and my children's benefit all my outstanding debts against William Cook and Thomas Cook as appears by a Certificate of Acknowledgment now in my possession and also a balance due me for a Watch of Fifteen shillings by John Sturmey as may be testified by William Meech who delivered the article. Further it is my will that my wife do appropriate any and all other effects of any sort whatsoever to me belonging for her own and my children's benefit as may seem most profitable to her without any controul from any other person. And in the last place I nominate and appoint Mr. John Rorke of Adams Cove and Mr. Simon Levi of Carbonear my executors. Samuel Emberley (LS) Signed sealed and delivered where no stamps are used in the presence of us. John Rorke. Simon Levi.
|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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