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Will of Dorcas Hellier
In re DORCAS HELLIER. DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Dorcas Hellier of
Griquet in the District of St. Barbe. Widow of Simeon Hellier deceased
I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Emma Quinton nee Hellier my
Bed and Bedding and Bedsted and my two Trunks and what ever they
contain my washstand Jug & Basin my Side board and what it contains
any my Big Lamp and one Couch one Rocking Chair one High Back Chair
and the Stove in the dining room And I bequeath to Esaw Hellier my
son my Large Bible and Garland Hellier's Likeness and I give and
bequeath all the rest of the property besides those things I have
mentioned. House and what it contains Stage Stores and Fishing Property
unto my son Solomon Hellier absolutely and I appoint my said
Son Solomon Hellier sole executor of this my will and revoke
all previous wills by me made and declare this writing to be my last
Will and Testament.
(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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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 2, 2002
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