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Will of Robert Rose
Brig Bride 29th March 1840, at Sea in Lat. 38.00, Long. 240. To all whom it may concern This is to certify that I Robert Rose of the Harbour Brigus in the Island of Newfoundland bequeath all my landed property as well as all other effects that may belong to myself as follows, viz. My wife to have the inside house with the ground attach to it also whatever money that may be due to me, the capt. will send you a true statement of account. Eliza Rose my child to have the outside house with the ground attach to it I request my cloathes to be given to William Roberts my wife's brother. I further add that I was taken ill on the 27th of inst. and have continue so very bad untill this date Sunday afternoon my complaint is very severe. Robert his x mark Rose. Witnesses, Thomas Ravens, Chief Officer. Josep Stevens, Cook. David George, Master.
|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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