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Will of Rev. Christopher Meek
In the name of God Amen. I Christopher Meek, Clerk in Holy Orders of Fogo Newfoundland being of sound mind & memory do make & declare this my last will & testament That is to say, all I die possessed of I leave to my dear wife Loveday Meek for her sole use & benefit- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty- Christopher Meek. (LS) Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared by the said Christopher Meek as his last will & testament in presence of us who in his presence & in presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses this 2nd day of August A.D. 1880, Thos. D. Hodge, Charles Gard.
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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