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Will of Samuel Hollett
In the Estate of
Adams Cove February 4th In the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and twenty nine. In the Name of God Amen, I Samuel
Hollett of Adams Cove in the Island of Newfoundland Planter
being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory do make this as
my last will and testament.
A note later supplied by Bess Gillett: George Molten (Moulton) was born in 1794 in Wareham, Dorset and he married Sarah Hollett. (The marriage took place in Adam's Cove.) Sarah Ann Moulton was their last child b. 1845 in Pouch Cove. She's the one who married James Gillett then Ezra Churchill. Most of the children were born in Adam's Cove and Biscayan Cove, the last two were born in Pouch Cove. Sarah Ann's oldest brother, Thomas, was the fellow that had some sons and I believe one cousin who moved to Burgeo and started the Moulton empire there. I was told that Sarah Ann's nephew was Robert Moulton of Burgeo who was into the cod oil business, became a politician and died in New York.
Sarah Ann Gillett (nee Moulton b. 1845 in Pouch Cove, widow of James Gillett of Exploits) was the 2nd wife of Ezra Churchill. James and Sarah married in Nov. 1865 and the marriage of Ezra and Sarah occurred circa 1870. (Sarah Ann Moulton Churchill was my ggrandmother. - Bess Gillett [for email address, please check the contributor's page])
|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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (January 16, 2003)
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