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Will of Thomas Manuel
This is the last will and testament of Thomas Manuel late
of Twillingate in the Northern District in the Island of Newfoundland now of
Loon Bay District and Island aforesaid Planter. I give devise
and bequeath to my son Thomas James Manuel, my messuage or
dwelling house in which I now reside, household furniture and effects lands
and premises thereunto belonging situate in Loon Bay aforesaid I give
and bequeath to my sons Titus Manuel and Obadiah Manuel each Ten pounds current
money of Newfoundland to be paid to each on my youngest daughter Lydia
Jane Manuel now residing with me attaining the age of twenty one years- and further
I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Matilda the wife of Thomas
Guy- Amelia Ann the wife of Frederick Slade- Joanna Clara the wife of Francis
Lydia Jane Manuel aforementioned the sum of ten pounds currency to be paid
each on the said Lydia Jane Manuel attaining the age aforementioned, for their
own sole use and benefit and that the same shall not be subject to their husbands
debts or control and that their receipt alone notwithstanding their coverture
shall be a good and sufficient discharge for the same-
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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