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Will of John Marshall
In the name of God Amen. I John Marshall (the elder) of Burin, Newfoundland now suffering from great weakness of body but of sound mind and right judgment do at my death give and bequeath all my lands, tenements, fishing rooms and appurtenances thereto belonging together with all monies belonging to me in manner following, that is to say,
I give to Thomas Marshall (my grandson, son of my son Matthew) all my premises situate on the north-east of a line drawn from the centre of my wharf to the extreme north west side of my meadow, which will embrace the fish-store and all other buildings erections and lands belonging to me on the north east side of said line bound and abutted by the property now in the possession of my son Matthew Marshall, provided that should the said Thomas Marshall (my grandson) die before he arrives at 21 years of age then the above bequest to revert to his father (Matthew Marshall) his heirs or assigns. To my grandson John Marshall son of Richard Marshall I give my dwelling house and furniture thereto belonging, lands, buildings and erections situate on the south-west side of the line before described as running from the centre of my wharf to the extreme north-west side of my meadow provided that should the said John Marshall (my grandson) die, before he arrives at 21 years of age, then the above bequest shall revert to his father Richard Marshall his heirs or assigns.
|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 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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