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Will of Abraham Martin
This is the last will and testament of me Abraham Martin of Harbour Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Planter, In the first place I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Julia Martin all my household furniture and all other my moveable property of every description whatever to and for her own separate use and disposal, I also give and bequeath my dwelling house and the dwelling house in possession of Mr. John Traverse together with all outhouses buildings lands and appurtenances whatever which I am or may be possessed of at the time of my death to my beloved wife Julia Martin except the land and waterside premises opposite the house occupied by John Traverse on the south side of the main Street of Harbor Grace which I give and bequeath to my son Absalom. It is also my will and desire that all the houses and lands in possession of my said wife Julia at the time of her death under this my will shall revert to my children by her male and female in equal proportions. And lastly I do nominate and appoint my said wife Julia executrix to this my last will and testament.
|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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (February 18, 2003)
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