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Will of David Tasker
To my brother James Tasker and my my nephew Andrew Tasker I David Tasker being about to leave Greenock for St. John's Newfoundland think it desireable and proper to arrange and settle my affairs so as to prevent any difference between my bothers James and John after my death. I give and bequeath to my brother James Tasker all the monies and effects I may die possessed of with the exception of the following legacies, viz, to my brother John Tasker I leave the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to him by my executors when convenient for them to do after my death And I leave to my nephew Andrew Tasker the sum of fifty pounds as a recompence for any trouble he may have in my affairs And I hereby appoint my brother James Tasker and my nephew Andrew Tasker my executors to see this my last will executed which I write and give at Greenock this twenty nineth day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty seven (Signed) David Tasker.
|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 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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