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Will of John Hartery
Wednesday St. John's May the 24th 1826. My brother John Hartery tells me to write down as follows for fear they would be disputeing when I am gone for I can't hold long now. Let my son Garret have my watch and my tool chest with all the tools that is in it, and my son George is to have my bed & bedding and my chest, and my daughter Mary is to have all the furniture chairs tables desk dreser and whats on it looking lass and dog irons and what ever is to be had by them houses she is to have it which is very little only the garden, but if John or Ned would come to live to St. John's it would be proper to let them have one of them to live in but to pay their share of ground rent Mary is to have that ground I had in Bay Bulls that Mr. McKee holds it may be some service to her for she wants it most. Let George and she manage it as well as the can. John his X mark Hartery. Garrett Hartery.
|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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