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Will of George Barnett Pritchett
In re George Barnett Pritchett deceased
I George Barnett Pritchett, of Middle Brook, Gambo, in the Electoral District of Bonavista Bay, being of sound mind and understanding, do make this my last Will and Testament.
First. I give my soul to God, whensoever it shall please him in His Gracious Mercy to call me, and my body to be buried in the cemetery at Middle Brook, looking to a glorious resurrection.
Second. I give, devise and bequeath all my lands, tenements and all my household furniture, ready money goods and chattels and all other parts of my real and personal estate and effects, whatsoever and wheresoever, unto my wife Rachel Pritchett, her heirs, administrators and assigns to and for her and their absolute use and benefit according to the nature and quality there of respectively, subject only to the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, and to the charge of proving and registering this my will. And I appoint my said wife Executor of this my Will, and I hereby revoke all other wills. In witness whereof. I hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of January in the year of our Saviour One thousand nine hundred and seventeen. George Barnett Pritchett. Signed sealed and acknowledged by the said George Barnett Pritchett as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names hereunto as witnesses thereof. Hugh W. Facey. Conrad J. Cluett. Witnesses.
Correct William F. Lloyd
(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.
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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Revised: October 20, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)
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