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Will of John Lockyer Senior
In the year one thousand eight hundred & seventy
eight The last will and testament of John Lockyer Sr Planter,
Bay de Verde, Newfoundland, written in manner and form following. In the name of God Amen. I, John
Lockyer Sr being at this present, in great
weakness of body, but
of good memory, do make and ordain my last testament, in form and manner following-
I commend in humble manner both my body and soul into the hands of the Blessed
Trinity- My poor sinful soul I commend into
the hands of God, the Father, who has created it, into the hands of God the
Son, my merciful Redeemer who hath redeemed it, into the hands of God the Holy
Ghost, who hath sanctified it and after an unspeakable manner infused His Grace
into it in preserving me His unworthy servant from innumerable evils whereunto
by the corruption of my nature, I had often fallen. And for my earthly body
I bequeath it to Christian burial in the church of England graveyard, in the
place where it shall please God to call me out of this mortal life- I give devise and bequeath to my grandson John
Lockyer, for his own use and
benefit, the feather bed belonging to my late son Joseph-
I give devise and bequeath to my eldest son William for
his own use and benefit the garden belonging to me which he now holds in possession I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Theresa for
her own use and benefit another garden belonging to me which she now at present
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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