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Will of James Pitman
In the Estate of
This is the last will and Testament of me, James Pitman of the Brickyard, Smith's Sound, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, made this thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine. I hereby revoke all wills made by me at any time heretofore. Being of sound mind, I do herewith apportion my earthly possessions.
Signed in the presence of us present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. Robert Templeton (LS) George R. Hart (LS)
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of James Pitman deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 16, 2002)
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