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Will of Jense Jensen
In the name of God Amen. I Jense Jensen being weak in body but sound in mind do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament. I give and bequeath my dwelling house and ground at Harbor Briton, Newfoundland, to my wife Sarah Jensen for her whole and sole use and possession during her lifetime and on the death of the said Sarah Jensen I give and bequeath the before mentioned dwelling house and ground to my youngest son Albert Arthur Jensen for his whole and sole use and possession. Provided that I hereby give the old house on my ground to my son George Jensen for his whole and sole use and Provided further that my sons Thomas and John Jensen each be allowed a plot of ground twenty five feet by fifteen feet for building purposes should they desire it. Jense his X mark Jensen. Dated this 19th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty six. In the presence of George Henry Field, John W. Learie, Jacob Jensen.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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