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Will of Maria Henley
This is the last will and testament of me Maria Henley widow of the late William Henley Mariner and now of 77 Cobourg St. Plymouth I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied by my executrix hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give devise and bequeath to my sister Joanna Lancaster widow of the late James Lancaster and to their daughter Mary Lancaster all and every my household furniture linen and wearing apparel books plate pictures china horses carts and carriages and also all and every sum and sums of money which may be found in my house or be about my person or due to me at the time of my decease and also all my stocks funds and securities for money book debts money on bonds bills notes or other securities and all and every other my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal whether in possession or reversion remainder or expectancy unto the aforesaid my sister Joanna Lancaster widow of the late James Lancaster and to their daughter Mary Lancaster to and for their own use and benefit absolutely And I nominate constitute and appoint Joanna Lancaster to be executrix of this my will and hereby revoking all former or other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made I declare this to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Maria Henley have to this my last will and testament set my hand the tenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five. Signed by the testator Maria Henley and acknowledged by her to be her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time and subscribed by us in the presence of the said testator and of each other, Charles Muden, Accountant &c. of 77 Cobourg Street Plymouth, Amelia Muden.
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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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