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Will of Samuel Norman
In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Norman of Bay Roberts Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Planter, being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, but considering the uncertainty of life do this twenty eighth day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty six make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say, to my two sons Isaac and James Norman I give and bequeath all my right title and interest in my plantation situate in Bay Roberts, with the dwelling house and outhouses thereon together with all my other worldly goods to be equally divided between them upon their coming of age, to be theirs and their heirs and assigns for ever. The Said property in the meanwhile after my decease to be held in trust for their benefit; the cattle thereon and the produce of the land to be applied to their maintenance and support by my brother Abraham Norman whom I nominate and appoint as my executor to this my last will and testament willing at the same time that my wife Lydia Norman be allowed to reside in the dwelling house and receive her maintenance and support from the produce of the land so long as she remains unmarried and think fit so to reside- and I hereby revoke all former and other wills by me made and do declare this to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Samuel Norman have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bay Roberts aforesaid the day and year first above written- Samuel Norman (LS)
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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