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Will of William Sparks
This is to certify that after my deceased my wife Fanny Sparks is
to have full
When death or marrage takes place the the land on the out side Public road and water side is to be devided between my two sons Richard & Aubrey Sparks.
All the land on the upper side public road is to be Aubreys including dwelling house Stores and all out houses.
All country lands owned by me is to be devided among my two sons Richard & Aubrey. Two acres of the east end of the farm owned by me situated at Shearstown is to be Blanches (my oldest daughter) the Ballance of that farm is to be devided among my two sons Richard & Aubrey each getting an equal share. The son that gets the land of the said farm that is cleared is to help the other to clear as much as he as cleared.
Richard is to have the old Trap Boat and Aubrey is
to have the new Boat Caplin Seine, and the horse when they part. Nellie
Sparks their sister is to have a home in the house as long as she is
unmarried. Aubrey is to have the carrage when they part And
I hereby certify that I am in sound mind. WILLIAM
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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