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Will of Humber Green Senior
In the name of God Amen. I Humber Green Senior of Bonavista in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind but warned by sickness of my mortality do hereby make and publish this my last will & testament. First of all I commend my soul to Almighty God trusting in the alone merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour & Redeemer for mercy & acceptance with Him. Further I do hereby give to my son Humber Green Junior all the wearing apparel of which I shall die possessed And I do hereby give to my grandson William Sweetland of Bonavista and his heirs & assigns for ever my fishing Room which is bounded on the south by Captain Mifflen's Room & on the North by Mr. George Brown's Room, And I do hereby give to him his heirs and assigns for ever all my half share of the fishing craft pertaining to the said Room and also my half share of the fishing Boat, And I do hereby give to the said William Sweetland his heirs and assigns for ever my half share of the house in which I am at present living. And I do likewise hereby give to him & his heirs & assigns for ever all my garden ground situated near the said house excepting, of course, that portion which I gave to my son Humber Green many years ago and which he has continued and does continue to occupy. And I do hereby give to John the son of the above named William Sweetland the bedding of which I shall die possessed.
|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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