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Will of Elizabeth Moors
This is the last will and testament of me Elizabeth Moors of Back Harbor, Toulinguet, in the Northern District in the Island of Newfoundland being of perfect mind and memory I give and bequeath unto my daughters Lydia Jones and Martha Pride, also my sons Edmind, Isaac, Thomas and Lionel Moors, what money I now possess to be equally divided among them- the said money is now in the hands or possession of Messrs. Jno. Slade & Co. And Messrs. Wm. Cox & Co. Merchants, Poole. Dorsetshire, England, I also give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Pride my house and garden attached at the aforesaid Back Harbor, Toulinguet, I hereby appoint my sons Edmond, & Isaac Moors- executors of this my last will and testament- as witness my hand in Toulinguet in the aforesaid Island of Newfoundland this 30th day of June 1863.
Elizabeth her X mark Moors. Attestation, Signed & acknowledged by the said Elizabeth Moors the testator as and for her last will & testament in the presence of us, being present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, J.J. Pearce, J.P., William P. Moss.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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