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Will of Henry Taylor
In the name of God Amen. Know all men by these presents that I Henry Taylor of South Side Harbor Grace Conception Bay Island of Newfoundland being sick in body but of sound mind and understanding Do make this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all other wills and testaments by me at any time I will and bequeath to my son John Taylor and his heirs the whole of my estate on the south side Hr Grace bounded on the north by the water on the east by the late John Munn’s land on the south by John Taylor’s land & on the west by John Gillard’s estate with house stores and flakes and all that are on the said estate and authorize and appoint John Taylor Executor to this my last will and testament. As witness my hand this twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy one. Henry his X mark Taylor. Witness, William H. Webber, Jonathan Noel.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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