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Will of Esau Fowler
In re Esau Fowler deceased.
In the name of God. Amen. I Esau Fowler of Chamberlains Conception
Bay in the Island of Newfoundland. Farmer being weak of Body but
of perfect mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed for all
men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament
That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend
my soul into the Hands of Almighty god that gave it and my Body I
commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial according
to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England nothing doubting
but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by
the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith
it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose
of the same in the following manner and form
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 15, 2002
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