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Will of Charles Saint Senior
In the name of God Amen. I Charles Saint Ser of Bonavista being in perfect mind and memory but weak in body revokeing all others do make this as my last will and testament that is to say First of all I commit my deathless soul into the hands of my most gracious Redeemer who bought me with streaming blood Divine and also I feel him to be my pardoning God not doubting but he will keep it untill the day of his coming again And as to my frail body I leave it to be interred in a decent Christian manner doubting not but I shall take it up again at the great ruling day and soul and body be forever with the Lord. And as touching the worldly goods with which it has pleased God to endow me I will and bequeath them in the way and manner following That is to say first of all I will and bequeath to my well beloved wife Hannah Saint all my fishing room during her life and after the death of my beloved wife Hannah Saint my two sons James and Thomas Saint are to have the eastern side of the stage between them But my son James Saint is to have the privilege of having the mooring place at the Rock And my sons John and William Saint are to have the western side of the stage between them In case of rough weather John and William Saint must have liberty to land at the eastward side of the stage. I do will and bequeath to my son Charles Saint a place to build a short stage to the eastward of the other stage but not to build it out to far to interfere with the mooring place And I do will and bequeath to my son Charles Saint a proportionable part of the flake and a privilege of landing at the stage rough weather so as not to interfere with James Saint & Thomas Saint as to injure them
|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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