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Will of Samuel Hollett
In the name of God Amen. this is to certify that I Samuel Hollett of Sound Island Placentia Bay being at this time of sound mind and memory do hereby make this my last will and testament as follows, the property to be divided equally into five parts two parts out of the five to be equally divided among my sisters or heirs Jane Brinston, Matilda Brenston, Mary Ann Hacy, Susan Butcher, Samuel Brace the son of the late Eliza Brace- the other three shares to be equally divided to my brothers or heirs John Hollett, James Hollett, John Hollett the son of the late Thomas Hollett, Joselin Hollett son of the late Josiah Hollett, likewise the half of the Room is the property of my brother James Hollett and the other half the property of Joselin Hollett son of Josiah Hollett deceased; likewise I give and bequeath the sum of 10 pounds to the Wesleyan Methodist Society to be paid out of the amount in the firm of Messrs. Grieves, Merchants, St. John's.
|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 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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