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(Will of Stephen Hunt from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 47-48 probate year 1851)
In the name of God Amen. I Stephen Hunt of the settlement of Twillingate in the Island of Newfoundland being in weak health but of sound mind and understanding do make this my last will and testament in the manner following First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Hunt during the term of her natural life all & singular & every other all effects and monies & whatever else I may be possessed of at the time of my death, Secondly I give & bequeath to Lydia Davey wife of William Davey the sum of ten pounds, thirdly I give & bequeath to Jane Gillett wife of John Gillett the sum of ten pounds providing there is sufficient money left at my wife's decease so to do, Lastly after my wife's decease should there by any thing left say monies or effects to be equally divided amongst my wife's children share and share alike, say Thomas Cooper, George Cooper, Eleanor Mitchard, Elizabeth Phillips, Jane Pullin & Phebe Martin, to their executors or administrators and I hereby nominate constitute and appoint John Young Senr. & George Phillips Senr. Both of Twillingate aforesaid executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of September one thousand eight hundred & fifty Signed sealed published and delivered by the said Stephen Hunt as his last will & testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names, Stephen Hunt (LS) John Martin. George his X mark Phillips.
|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.
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