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Will of John Hewitt
In the name of God Amen. The 13th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one- I John Hewitt of Trepassey being through the blessing of God in a sound state of mind and memory but calling to mind the frail tenure of this life and that it is appointed to all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say I give bequeath and dispose of it in the manner and proportion here following
First I give and bequeath to my three brothers namely Joseph, James & Samuel Hewitt 50 pound cy to each of them Also my part of land propperty not including the dwelling house The Boat and her materials to be equally divided amongst them three and no other. Also I give and bequeath to my sister Mary Hewitt 100 pounds and my part of the dwelling house as long as she do remain unmarried Also I give and bequeath to my sister Ann 35 pounds Also I give and bequeath to my sister Hannah 30 pounds Also to my sister Catherine I give 20 pounds I also appoint my brother Joseph Hewitt to be Administrator which I beg will be done quietly without any disturbance In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and the year first above written
John his X mark Hewitt. Signed pronounced and declared by the said J. Hewitt as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers,
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. 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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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