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Will of Mary French
In the name of God Amen, I Mary French Widow of the late Edward French at the Dock Bareneed Port de Grave in the Island of Newfoundland being desirous to dispose of all my wordly property I commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth there to await for the general resurrection at the last day. 1st This being my last will and testament I do give and bequeath to my granddaughters Edward's children say the western part of the land and half the dwelling house for Grace French with outhouses, cellars, stages, flakes, bounded on the north by the main road on the south by the sea, 1 glass picture for Mary French one picture for Grace French one for Mary Batten one for my grandson Joseph French one for Elizabeth Hussey one for Joseph French one for Abm French, one for my granddaughter Mary Daw my Bible for my son Joseph my Prayer Book for my daughter Elizabeth Hussey also one mahogany arm chair now in my son John's house the tables and chairs now in possession of my daughter Mary Batten she is to have them in consideration of my son Edward owing her money one round table for my son Abraham and the other round table for my son Joseph, one silver ladle for my son Abm,
|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. |
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