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This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Hayward Planter of Newmans Cove in the District of Bonavista. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Jane Rolls at present living in Newmans Cove all my land under fence and cultivation in Newmans Cove also all my cattle dwelling house cow house and all my furniture that is in my dwelling house also my fishing room that I now occupy to her, her heirs and successors for ever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty ninth day of December A.D. 1876. Thomas his X mark Hayward. Signed by the testator as his last will in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to his mark, the will having been carefully read over to him in our hearing before execution, David Candow, Joseph Goodland.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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