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Will of John Hanly
October 27th In the yeare of our Lord one thousant 8th hundred an twenty tree Dis Day I John Hanly have made my will My Wife is to have my Roome and Plantation while ever she lives in Guseberry Cofe if she live a widdow she is to have it while ever she lives and if she marrys she is note to have any call to my roome or plantation she is to have all my property after my deth and if my wife lives and dise a widdow my son James Hanly is note to turn her out of it except she marrys an if my son don't injoy it my dauter is to injoy it or her ears if my son have any children are to have my propity friste if my son don't live to injoyed it nor neder is my wife or son to sell it if my dater wis to live in it if she do note my son can sell it but now wone else cant do it Giveing under my hand in Goseberry Cofe October 27th. John his x mark Hanly. Witness William Reardon, Cooper. Witness William his x mark Summers.
|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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 9, 2003)
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