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Will of Jacob Porter
This is the last Will & Testament of me, Jacob Porter, planter of Manuels I devise and bequeath to my son Edward the house, I now inhabit with all household furniture in it. I desire that the stable be used conjointly by my three sons; the horse I bequeath to my son Edward for his use and benefit I also devise and bequeath to my son Edward, the field & garden on which my house & residence stand, bounded respectively by the road leading to Isaac Eason, the Pond, the road leading to William Smiths - My land in rocky path I bequeath as follows. Three acres to my grandson Herman son of my deceased son John three acres of Isaac Easons son Isaac, and the remainder of said land to my son Edward aforesaid for his use & benefit. I do appoint William Hiscock & James Hiscock Executors of this my last will & Testament as witness my signature at Manuels this 22nd day of July A.D. 1913 - Jacob his x mark Porter - In the presence of us, who in the Testators presence & in the presence of each other, who hereby sign our names as witnesses Edward Smith Albert Smith
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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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