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Will of Thomas Fleming
Bonavista, June 22nd 1835. I Thomas Fleming Junr of Bayleys Cove perfectly possessing a sound mind and having by the assistance of God a due exercise and use of my reason tho' labouring under a bodily distemper and infirmity of disease I know not how soon it may please the Almighty to take me out of this world I do therefore in the presence of the undermentioned witnesses dispose of my property and effects in the following manner this being my last will and testament. To my brother James Fleming I give all I possess Fishing Room House Garden Nets Bed & Bedding Wearing Apparel Horse Cows &c. one fishing Boat. Thomas his X mark Fleming Junr. Signed in presence of Roger Abbott, Thomas his X mark Templeman. Philip Swyen. Mary Carpenter must have one of the heifers for looking after me.
|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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