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Will of Edward Knight
Know all men by these presents that I Edward Knight of Harbour Grace Cooper in order to prevent all disputes after my death and for other good causes and considerations do by this testament leave and bequeath to my friend Thomas Higgins of Harbour Grace Master Cooper all my means & estate that I am now or may hereafter become possessed of and declare that no person shall or can claim the least interest in any property I may leave at the time of my death saving & excepting the above named Thomas Higgins; and it is my wish that out of my said means & estate he is to pay all my just & lawful debts & funeral expenses and he the said Thomas Higgins shall I hope take charge of my sister Ann Knight and show her that attention kindness and care which I am anxious should be done. In witness whereof I have subscribed these presents & affixed my seal this seventh day of February eighteen hundred & sixty eight before & in presence of,
Edward Knight (LS) W. M. Allen, witness. William Deay, witness.
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. 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 (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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