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Will of George Scott
In the name of God Amen. I George Scott Senior of Mercers Cove Brunette Island in the District of Fortune Bay Newfoundland now suffering much bodily weakness but of sound mind and right judgment do at my death give and bequeath all my lands dwelling houses sheep cattle and all my fishing boat punts Seines Nets and everything to me belonging in manner following that is to say: I give to my beloved wife Sarah Scott Senior all my land property meadows and gardens all my sheep and horn cattle and all my house furniture I do give to my son Henry Scott all my fishing materials viz Boat Punts Seines and Nets and all my other utensils for the prosecution of the fishery to me belonging My fishing stage and Salt Room I do give for their use to my three sons viz George Henry and Edward Scott. It is further to be understood by this will that Henry Scott my son is to have a residence in my dwelling house as long as he will help to support and take care of his mother and his three sisters viz Mary Jane, Sabina and Rachel All that I do now give and bequeath to my dear wife viz all my land property meadows and gardens all my sheep & Horn’d cattle and all my house furniture shall be at her disposal to sell or let any time for her own special benefit and advantage In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my mark and affixed my seal this 20th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy two
George his X mark Scott Senr Witnesses to the subscribing mark and seal of the testator George Scott Sr, Signd James Gaulton, Senr. Signed Thomas Gaulton.
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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