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Will of Edward Hiscock
Know all men by these presents That I Edward Hiscock Chamberlains in the Island of Newfoundland being very weak and sick of health but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to the Omnipotent God knowing this to be my last will and testament I first will & bequeath unto my beloved wife awl my right, title & interest of property as it now stands during her natural life time and after her decease my beloved son Edmund Hiscock is to inherit my property with exception of my fishing room which is my wish that is should be divided into three equal parts that is one part for my son Edward one part for my son James and one part for my son Jeorge. Edward his X mark Hiscock. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us this twenty fifth day of Decr in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven. Witness, Benjamin his X mark Squires, William his X mark Pitts. Patrick Dealy.
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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