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Will of Thomas Hunt
In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Hunt of Newells Island (Greenspond) in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being of sound mind and perfect health do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I give and bequeath to Rebecca my lawful wife my dwelling house furniture and all thereunto belonging together with the gardens cow house and livestock together with the half of my boats, seans and craft. Also, I give and bequeath to my son Robert Hunt my Cooper's shop (situate near my dwelling house) with the cooperage, tools, staves, casks and all thereto belonging together with the half of my boats, seans and craft; Also I give and bequeath my Pew in the Episcopal Church at Greenspond to my wife and son Robert Hunt each to have an equal part or share. Also I nominate and appoint Rebecca my wife sole executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six. Thomas his x mark Hunt (LS)
|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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 13, 2003)
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