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Will of Michael Stack
In the name of God Amen I Michael Stack of Torbay in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following First and principally I commend my soul to Almighty God and my body I desire may be decently interred at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter named. And as to such worldly goods and estate as God in his goodness hath bestowed upon me I give and dispose thereof as follows that is to say I give and devise unto my loving wife Margaret Stack all my real and personal estate which I am now possessed of in Newfoundland to be disposed of in such a way as she may conceive most beneficial for herself and my children my said wife shall take care to have my said children instructed in reading and writing and also to put my two sons John and Thomas Stack out to a trade in case they should desire the same. And I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving wife Margaret sole executrix of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal at Torbay in the said Island this thirteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. Michael his X mark Stack (LS) Signed sealed and published in the presence of us witness Walter his X mark Walsh. John his X mark Ryan. John his X mark Bow.
|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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 2, 2003)
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