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Will of John Lewis Senior
In the name of God Amen, I John Lewis Senr of Holyrood Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Planter, being very weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and as relating to the property which I now possess I dispose of it in manner and form, namely,
|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 (December 16, 2002)
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