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Will of Edward Moore
In the name of God Amen the twenty eighth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy I Edward Moore of Bay de Verds Planter being weak of body by reason of my old age but of perfect mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form
First I give and bequeath to my son James Moore my dwelling house with cellar outhouses and land attached and the garden at the north end of the house and the Liver house with all the apparatus belonging to it Also I bequeath to my son Andrew Moore the dwelling house now in his possession with the adjoining garden the garden near James Woodrow’s house and that near James Jacobs’ house also I bequeath to my son Thomas Moore the dwelling house now in his possession the fishing room known as Cotter’s Room which is situate south of the principal room all the land attached to said room with the garden near Sutton’s house now in his possession and that piece of land bounded north by James Cotter’s house and south by James Woodrows flake Also I bequeath to my son Edward Moore that piece of land known as Norris garden on which a house of as ample dimensions as Andrews is to be built out of the trade James and Andrew contributing equally with Edward towards its erection Also I bequeath to James Moore Andrew Moore and Edward Moore jointly the principal fishing room with flakes and lands attached that store now used as shop and provision store and that used as fish store and all other property in the front side not otherwise bequeathed Also I bequeath to my son James Moore that fishing room in the back side now occupied by John Broders and Richard Woodrow and that property occupied by William North and all my other land and property whatsoever not in any other way named or bequeathed in this will provided that my beloved wife Ann Moore is to live with James supported by him and enjoying the same privileges in the house during her life which she does at present and receiving the rents from John Broders and Richd Woodrow and I constitute and
Ed. Moore (LS) Signed sealed published pronounced and declared in presence of us Patrick Fox, Henry Stevens, Davit Pehalin.
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. 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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