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Will of Andrew Manuel
In the name of God Amen the 2nd day of Octobr in the year of our Lord 1830 I Andrew Manuel of Exploits Planter being very sick but of a sound mimery thanks be to God for it & calling to mind that it is apointed to all men once to die I do make this my last will & testament & first of all I give my soul to the hands of God that gave it & my body to be buried in a Christan like manner not doubting but God God will rise it up againe at th last day by his almithly power & as for my worldly substance for the good will & love that I bear for my brother Samuel I make him my sole heare & exeter & unto him I give all my goods & chatels mony or whatsoever may now be in my poseshing & injoyed after my decease by him to be fully possessed whereunto I sine my name this second day of Octobr & in the year of our Lord God 1830. Andrew Manuel his x mark. In presence of John Dutton. Willm Manuel Sin.
|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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