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Will of Edward Hiscock from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 203 & 204 probate year 1918
In re Edward Hiscock deceased
In the name of God Amen I Edward Hiscock of Chamberlains in the Electoral District of Harbor Main being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. First I give and bequeath to my son Eli who has taken care of me and helped me in my old days all the land that was given and bequeathed to me by my father the late Edward Hiscock Bound on the North by the Waters of Conception Bay West by James Hiscock East by George Hiscock and South by Joseph Mercer - I give and bequeath to my three sons Joseph, Frank and Eli that piece of partially cleared land situated on Chamberlains ridge to be equally divided between them. The said piece of land was granted to me the 19th July A.D. 1888 the number of the grant is 5875 and the said land is bound on the East by Chamberlains Country road, North by Tobias Mercers, South by Samuel Cheater and West by Crown land and contains 20 acres and one road. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments, wills and Bequests by me in any wise before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this, and no other, to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen -Edward his X mark Hiscock [LS] Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Edward Hiscock having been first read over to him, at his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Jabez H. Butler Francis F. Furnaux
Correct Charles H. Emerson
(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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