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Will of Emma Porter
This is the last will and testament of Emma Porter of Change Islands in the Northern District of Change Islands in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland Widow and relic of the late George Porter of Change Islands aforesaid planter deceased. I give and devise to my son George Porter his heirs and assigns all my right title and interest in a certain fishing room and premises situate at Change Islands aforesaid consisting in a dwelling house, outhouses, stage, flakes, gardens and lands now in the joint occupancy of myself and my said son George Porter together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging Nevertheless to my daughter Emily Elliott wife of Edmund Elliott for her own absolute use and benefit I give and devise all the gardens and lands she now occupies on the aforementioned premises of my late husband George Porter, and further I give and bequeath all my personal property and effects of what nature or kind soever for the sole and absolute disposal use and benefit of my aforementioned son George porter. And I hereby nominate and appoint my said son George Porter to be my sole executor to this my last will and testament Dated at Change Islands this 17 day of August one thousand eight hundred and seventy three
Emma Porter (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Emma Porter the testator in the presence of us who in her presence and the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses the same being read over and explained to the said Emma Porter Alfred S.H. Winsor, Benjamin Henry Forwarde.
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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