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Will of Ann Pitman
This is the last will and testament of me Ann Pitman of Bonavista in the Northern District of Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory I give devise and bequeath all my personal estate and effects as follows First I give and bequeath to my niece Elizabeth Pitman Bayly the sum of one hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain; to my niece Amelia Kirby I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain; to my nephew George Skelton of Greenspond I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds sterling money of Great Britain; I give and bequeath to my nephew John Gent Skelton the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds sterling money of Great Britain to pay all my funeral expenses; I give and bequeath to my beloved sister Mary Gent I give and bequeath the sum of four hundred and fifty pounds sterling. Second I give and bequeath to my sister Mary Gent my bed and bed clothes.
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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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