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Will of Martin Howlett
In re Martin Howlett deceased.
I Martin Howlett being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament. I leave to my son John Howlett my dwelling House stable and cellar and the meadow known as the Marsh with the other ground around & about my house. I also leave to my son John my ground North of the Main Road I leave my Fishing Room and the garden on the Cribby Hill to be shared equally between my two sons John and Patrick - Martin his X mark Howlett - Witnesses Ed. Howlett Stephen Lonerpan. Patrick Howlett Tors Cove April 16th 1912
(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. |
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