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Will of Ann McLarty
In the name of God Amen, I Ann McLarty of the Town of Saint John in the Island of Newfoundland and relict of the late deceased Adam McLarty of the same place Blacksmith being in a delicate state of health but of perfect sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind therefore the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament, First and principally of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give demise and bequeath the same in the following manner and form,
Codicile. I Ann McLarty widow of the late Adam McLarty Blacksmith of Saint John's Newfoundland do by this Codicile to my last will and testament give and bequeath to my two daughters Sarah and Mary McLarty all the property of my late husband Mr. Adam McLarty who died intestate or my legal proportionable part thereof. I also give and bequeath to my said daughters Sarah and Mary my share of the property of my late son Adam McLarty that may fall to me as my lawfull right. I also hereby leave the sum of five pounds currency to be distributed amongst the poor of the Protestant Episcopal Church in this place at the discretion of the minister and church wardens of the Saint John's Church And I do hereby revoke disallow and disannull the appointment of my son James McLarty to act as my sole executor as appointed in my last will and testament of the sixteenth of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine And do substitute and nominate and appoint my daughter Sarah McLarty and my son Joseph McLarty conjointly to be my executrix and executor.
|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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