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Will of George Forward
Carbonear 10th July 1848. In the name of God Amen. I George Forward being about to leave this county for England & knowing the uncertainty of life do hereby make & ordain my last will & testament bequeathing to my three sons Henry, Mark & Ambrose all my vessels, together with all my landed property, houses, stores, shop & store goods, horses (household furniture) & every moveable property after my lawful debts are paid share & share alike & should my wife Susannah survive me she is to be comfortable provided during her natural life providing she remains a widow I should also wish that my sons do not forget their aged aunts in England & that they send them a few pounds whenever they can afford to do so, I wish also that my wife do live in the house with Ambrose as she now enjoys and to be sole mistress during her life. George Forward. Witness, Wm. Horwood, C. Forward.
|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 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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