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Will of Thomas Perry
In the name of God Amen. Be it known that I Thomas Perry of Indian Islands in the District of Fogo Newfoundland do on this the fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty one make my last will and testament by which I convey my entire personal and real estate. That is to say: I give & bequeath all and everything of my personal and real estate (without simply and purely the mere fishing, tools, boats, nets, lines &c. and whatever has to do with the fishing employ) to my wife Ann Perry without further reservation to be hers until she shall either die or marry a second time at which periods the remains of said estate shall be given to my only brother William Perry of Indian Islands aforesaid and in case of his death to go to his heirs & assigns. I also do appoint my only brother William Perry as sole executor of this my last will & testament Witnessed under my hand this fifteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and eighty one. Signed: Thomas Perry. In the presence of the subscribing witnesses, Henry George Scammell. James B. Heal, M.M.
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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