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Will of Michael Flemming
In the name of God Amen. I Michl Fleming being weak in health but strong in memory I first bequeath my soul to God and my body to the earth and rottiness and my body to be interred in the Chapel Yard of Newfoundland and secondly & lastly I bequeath to my son William Fleming my plantations joining Morleys Wash Path bounding by John Wall at one side and John Mahoney on the other side consisting to the best of my knowledge twenty acres, and also my holding in River Head consisting of two dwelling houses & three kitchen gardens one of the sd houses occupied by Edward Kelly with a kitchen garden to it and the other house & garden occupied by Thomas Howlett & the other is in my own immediate possession. Michl his x mark Fleming.
|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. |
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