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Will of Margaret Fisher
This is the last will and testament of me Margaret Fisher of Baylays Cove Bonavista relict of the late John Fisher of Baylays Cove Bonavista Planter I the said Margaret Fisher give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever consisting of the fourth part of a fishing room flake & gardens & meadows on the Cape Shore, also of the land and property at Baylays Cove Bonavista and owned by my late husband to George Abbott my grandson & son of James Abbott and my late daughter Isabella Fisher: and I appoint the said George Abbott sole executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this the twenty-fourth day of July one thousand eight hundred and eighty five. Margaret her X mark Fisher. Signed by the said Margaret Fisher the testatrix in the joint presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses, Alfred Vincent, Emma 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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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