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Will of Josiah Loveless
I Josiah Loveless Planter at Seal Cove Connaigre Bay in the Electoral District of Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, do make this for my last will and testament this 6th day of April 1876.
Josiah his X mark Loveless (LS) Signed and sealed in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses to his cross he not being able to write, Ebenezer Thompson, Joseph Willis.
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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