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Will of Thomas Green
In re Thomas Green deceased
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Green of Christchurch now residing in the Harbor of Greenspond in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being in perfect health of body and of perfect mind and memory and knowing 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 recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall have the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estates wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of in the following manner and form.
I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Green one hundred pounds. To Mary Green wife of my son Thomas Green one hundred pounds To Mary Green daughter of Thomas and Mary Green one hundred pounds if she doesn't marry contrary to her father's and mother's wishes. To Robert Green Fifty pounds, To Edward Green Fifty pounds to William Green Fifty pounds and to George Green Fifty pounds, sons of Thomas and Mary Green to be received by them at the age of twenty one years.
I give and bequeath to my son John Green one hundred and fifty pounds To Susan Green and Jane Green daughters of John & Elizabeth Green Fifty pounds each. To John, James and Thomas Green sons of John and Mary Green fifty pound each to be received by them at the age of twenty one years, and I furthermore give and bequeath to my sons Thomas and John Green the rest and residue of my goods and chattels and personal estate messuages land tenements and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever
And I do make and ordain Mr. Thomas Walley my sole executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named, Willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty ninth of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen. Thomas Green Senr [seal]
Sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas Green for and as his last will and testament in presence of us Nathl Smith. James Cram. Thomas Reed Junr.
Certified correct D.M. Browning
|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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