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Will of Thomas Payne
In re THOMAS PAYNE DECEASED
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Thomas Payne of Aquaforte in the Electoral District of Ferryland, fisherman. I appoint my wife Mrs. Harriet Payne to be my executrix. I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife Harriet Payne for her sole use and benefit for her life time or until she marries again half my house (Eastern part) half my property and half my fishing gear. In event of her death or remarriage her share is to go to my son Alfred. I give devise and bequeath unto my son Alfred Payne the other half of my house, property and fishing gear for his sole use and benefit, my wife retains her own furniture and things. I also, give devise and bequeath to my wife Harriet the Potato and fruit garden near the house for her own use and benefit. I give, devise and bequeath to my daughters Carrie and Florence half of the West side of my Glen property extending from the slide path to the sea a continuation of the part I sold to Robt. Rice whose is to pay my wife five dollars a year for five years after which it is to become his property. The other half of the Glen property is to go to Alfred.
(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. |
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.
Page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 26, 2002
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