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Will of George Mercer
In re George Mercer deceased
The will of Capt. George Mercer of Bay Roberts Newfoundland.
I George Mercer of Bay Roberts Newfoundland, declare this
to be my last will and testament. I give to my wife Rosanna Mercer,
my dwelling house, with all its contents, shop, barn, and outhouses,
and the land on which said dwelling house, shop, barn and outhouses
stand, also the piece of land known as potato and meadow ground,
situated on the backroad, and bounded on the North by the main road,
on the South by land owned by John Mercer, on the East by land owned
by William Norman, on the West by land owned by Nathan Mercer, together
with the plot of land known as the kitchen garden, situated in front
of Nathan Mercer's house, and the marsh garden, situated on the South
of kitchen garden, and hill garden, and side of the hill garden,
to be hers until what ever time she shall marry again. In the event
of the marriage or death of my wife Rosanna Mercer, the said
dwelling house, shop, barn, and outhouses and land on which said
dwelling house and barn and outhouses stand also the kitchen garden,
and marsh garden, together with hill garden, and side of the hill
garden, shall become the property of my son Malcolm Mercer,
his heirs and assigns forever.
Correct Charles H. Emerson
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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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Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)
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