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Will of Mary Morris
Newfoundland, I Mary Morris being of sound mind and understanding do hear publish and declare this to be my last will and testament revoking all former wills heretofore by me made first I recommend my soul to Almighty God Secondly I desire and bequeath unto my two daughters Mary Morris and Ann Morris all the property real and personal which I may die possessed of after the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses as witness my hand and seal at Placentia November 19, 1840. Mary Morris (LS) Signed and sealed in the presence of and at the request of the testatrix, F. L. Bradshaw.
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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