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Will of Nicholas Metcalfe
In re the Estate of Nicholas Metcalfe deceased
In the name of God. Amen. I Nicholas Metcalfe of Chamberlains, Conception Bay, in the Island of Newfoundland, farmer, being weak, but of perfect mind and memory, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally, and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God, that gave it, and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial, according to the Rites of the Church of England, nothing 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 pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six. Nicholas his X mark Metcalfe (LS)
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Nicholas Metcalfe deceased.
(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. |
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