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Will of John Leamon
Brigus, May 20th 1861. As it is appointed unto all men once to die and after death the judgment and not knowing what a day may bring forth more especially in these exciting times, I do by these presents make and ordain my dearly beloved wife Susannah Leamon my sole executrix and do leave all my worldly possessions to her knowing that she will do justice to our children as they deserve but requesting that she will give to our grandson John Norman Leamon an equal share of everything left with our two sons, that is if he deserves it of her Which I hope and trust he may for my sake and his own I do hereby request and bequeath that she pay to my sister Susan Leamon in England thirty pounds sterling to be realized out of my estate, John Leamon.
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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