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Will of William Hartnett
In the name of God Amen. I William Hartnett of Carbonear being infirm in body but in perfect health do make and ordain this my last will and testament in form following, that is to say, I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be decently intered at the disgression of my executors and touching such worldly estate which it pleased God to bless me with I will and bequeath in the following manner and form, I bequeath to my only son Michael Hartnett my right title & interest of my dwelling house with everything belonging thereto with my plantation bounded on the north by John Dunn Coopers Plantation on the south by the main path on the east by Michael Hennesseys Plantation on the West by John Hamiltons plantation. I bequeath likewise to my only son Michael Hartnett my right title and interest of a plantation adjacent thereto bounded on the north by the main path way on the South by the brook on the east by John Cullens plantation on the west by a plantation purchased by Owen Hamilton, and further to be said that my wife Margaret Hartnett is to support the child untill he is of age to inherit the property, for the use of the property, but whilst she keeps in my name she is to have her support out of the premises whilst she lives but if she alters her name and the child to die, I bequeath it to my brothers & sisters.
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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