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Will of George Humphries
In the name of God Amen. I George
Humphries of Catalina in the district of Trinity east being in poor
health but of sound mind and memory do now make my last will and testament I
will and bequeath to my son James
Humphries the ground that he now occupies
on the right hand side of the main road facing north east also a piece of clear
land in the potato gardens that he now occupies this year for ever I
will and bequeath to my son John
Humphries a piece of clear land in the potato
garden facing the piece that James occupies in the lower range
the piece is the same size as James occupies in the potato
garden for ever I will and bequeath to my two sons William and Edward
Humphries all the rest
of my land property both of these sons to have and equal share each for ever I
will and bequeath to my sons James
Humphries William Humphries & Edward
Humphries all my waterside property and to have it equally divided
among them after my death the are to have the property for ever I
will and bequeath to my son Edward
Humphries my dwelling house for ever after
William gets a house of his own but William is
to live in the house and have the same control as Edward whilst
living there but Edward is the lawful owner
of the house after William goes to live in his own house also Edward is
to have all the furniture that is in the dwelling house
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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