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Will of John Pike
I John Pike of Mosquitto Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland on this twenty fourth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six being in a weak state of body but in a sound state of mind not knowing how soon my change may come do bequeath my body of the ground in hope of a resurrection to eternal life and my soul into the hands of God who gave it. My Room and dwelling house in Mosquitto I leave and bequeath to William Wells. I leave my own suit of Black clothes to my brother Samuel Pike and to my nephew John Pike son of Samuel my silver watch and bed & bedding. To Thomas Pike my brother my suit of Whitney clothes. My money I leave to pay the expences of my funeral and two headstones one for myself and one for my father and the remainder to be divided between my brothers Thomas and Samuel. I appoint Wm. Taylor Senr of Carbonear and Samuel Pike my brothers executors of this my last will & testament and revoke all others Whereunto I have here set my hand. John Pike his x mark. John Haigh, Witness. William Taylor his x mark Senr.
|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. |
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 10, 2003)
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