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Will of Charlotte Percy
This is the last will and testament of me Charlotte Percy of St. John’s Widow of the late Captain William Percy.
First, I give and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Roberts of St. John’s Spinster all my landed property or the share of such property to which I am entitled and of which I shall die possessed.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my father-in-law Captain Moses Percy all the goods and chattels hereafter mentioned namely one bed bedding and bolster blankets and a quilt, six light cane-bottomed chairs and a rocking chair one dining (extension) table. I also give and bequeath to my said father-in-law the sum of twenty pounds to be paid out of such moneys as I shall die possessed of.
Thirdly All the residue and remainder of my goods and chattels money securities and estate whatsoever I give and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Roberts.
Fourthly I appoint James J. Rogerson Esquire of St. John’s, Merchant, the sole executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John’s aforesaid this eleventh day of July Anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy two.
Charlotte Percy. Signed published and declared by the said Charlotte Percy as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of the said testatrix and of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto, Elizth Palfrey, A.J.W. McNeily.
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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