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Will of Henry Quinton
In the name of God Amen. I Henry Quinton of Red Clift Island Bonavista Bay Planter being of perfect health of body of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burials at the discretion of my executors nothind doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estates wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and demise and dispose of the same in the following manner first I leave to my brother Charles Quinton all my lands goods houses moneys and effects at his disposal to give what part of the same to my brothers as he himself shall think fit and I do likewise constitute make and ordain my brother Charles Quinton the sole executor of this my last will and testament all and singular my lands goods houses moneys and effects to be disposed of as he shall think proper and if my wife Mary Quinton should survive me I do leave her wholy dependent on my brother Charles Quinton to give her support or withhold as he shall think proper or she may deserve I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testament will legacies bequests and executors by me in any wise before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this day Sept. 16 one thousand eight hundred and forty four. Henry his X mark Quinton (LS)
|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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