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Will of Isaac Snelgrove
A part of Mr. Snelgrove’s will. I bequeath to my granddaughter Esabelah Snelgrove all my son John’s property duering her life but after her discease it come back to the Snelgrove’s again of my famely after my wife’s deseace I give to my daughter Hanah Mifflen a pece of land 100 feet east and west I give to my daughter Elizabeth Perry a piece of land 100 feet east and west I give to my granddaughter Ann Hiscock a pice of land 100 feet east and west John Manuel has a pice of land by did of gift 100 feet east and west and 70 yards north and south My son Peter’s property I give to my grandson Peter Snelgrove when he come of age but if he leaves my wife and will not remain with her or Benjamin Snelgrove he forfeits his claim and the said property I give to my grandson Isaac Snelgrove son of Benjamin all my property now in my possesion I give unto my wife during her life but after her decese all the land bounded on the east by John Manuels room and on the west by Benjamin Snelgrove I give unto my son Benjamin Snelgrove or his ears I give unto my son Benjamin after the death of my wife one cow and at my death I give unto my son Benjamin 1 Bible I give unto my grandson Peter Snelgrove one watch and one gun when comes of age I appoint my son Benjamin Snelgrove my exetr. This my last will and testament. this x my mark. Witness, Benj. Cole. Witness, John Diamond.
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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