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Will of James Groves
Groves James. Last will of.
This is the last will and testament of me James Groves, Merchant of Bonavista, in the District of Bonavista, Newfoundland. I will and bequeath to my wife, and son Selby, my horse, cow, carriage, sleigh, carts stable, outhouses and the house I now live in with all the land they occupy & the land surrounding the same if owned by me; also the furniture (with the exception hereafter noted); also the shop and land connected therewith, also meadow ground, and potato ground to my wife and son Selby. I bequeath to them also the under part of the fish store also including the land.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of James Groves.
(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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