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Will of Charles Mercer
In re Charles Mercer deceased
In the name of God Amen. I Charles Mercer resident in Brigus Conception Bay Newfoundland being sound in mind and understanding knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament viz
Charles his X mark Mercer and Seal [LS] Signed in presence of us John Gushue. James N. Hains, Schoolmaster.
Certified correct D.M. Browning
|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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