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Will of Joseph Rose
In the Estate of
In the Name of God Amen. I Joseph Rose Native of Spirnister Newtown Dorset England but of late of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Farmer & Inn Keeper but sick & weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto God and knowing that it is ordained for all Men to Die, do make this my last will and testament truly & faithfully Resign my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that Gave it and my body I commend to the Earth to be burried in a Decent Christian manner Not Doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God at the General Resurrection And as for all wordly sate the Almighty God has been pleased to bless me with In this life I freely will and Demise of the whole of my Property In Lands Houses Tenants Goods Chattels and all other Effects whole and Singular Revoking and Reclaiming all other wills Deeds & Grants made any other time And for that Purpose I do hereby Constitute and appoint Margaret Rose alias Murry my lawful wife & Husefs Adminstratrix and And assigns at her free will and Disposal By Discharging all our Lawfull and Just Debts Contracted between us from time to time and Burying my Body in a Decent Christian Manner
|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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