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Will of Margaret Griffith
In the name of God Amen I Margrete Griffith of Carbonear being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God calling into mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul unto God that gave it, my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a deacent Christian burial at the discretion of executors not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as for any property I may have in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner.
|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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