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Will of William Rogers
I William Rodgers of Trinity in the Northern District of Newfoundland Carpenter & Blockmaker declare this to be my last will and testament I do hereby give unto my dear daughter Frances Rodgers all my real and personal estate whatever and wheresoever to hold unto her her heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the respective nature and qualities of the said premises absolutely and for ever. And I hereby appoint my said daughter sole executrix to this my will at the same time revoking all former and other wills codicils testamentary dispositions and appointments whatsoever by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy two.
William Rogers. Signed by the said testator as his last will and testament 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, Elizabeth Hiscock, Spinster, Trinity. Benh. Sweetland, Stipendiary Magistrate. The estate above referred to consists of the testator’s house and garden in Henrys Cove.
William Rogers. Witness, B. Sweetland.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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