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Will of Roger Snelgrove
In the name of God Amen, I Rodger Snelgrove of Harbour Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and constitute this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say, First it is my desire that the premises in which I now reside shall be divided into four equal parts by lines running from the sea towards the woods. That the first or western fourth be given to my son Solomon his heirs and assigns for ever. The adjoining fourth I give and bequeath to my son Thomas his heirs and assigns for ever. The third portion (or fourth) I give to my son Aaron his heirs and assigns for ever and the remaining or eastern fourth I give to my son Moses his heirs and assigns for ever. All the rest and residue and of my property whether real or personal I leave to Solomon and Thomas to be equally divided. And I hereby appoint my trusty friend Mr. Arnold Webber sole executor to this my last will and I hereby revoke and annul all former wills and testaments by me made and do constitute this my last will and testament.
|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.
Contributed by Susan Snelgrove and also by Judy Benson as part of the wills project
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (May 13, 2003)
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