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Will of Richard Taylor
In re Richard Taylor deceased
In the name of God. Amen. I Richard Taylor of Carbonear Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland. Planter, being thro the abundant goodness and mercy of God of the sound and perfect understanding and memory to constitute this my last will and testament and desire it may be received by all as such. First. I most humbly bequeath my soul of God my Maker beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it, thro the all sufficient merits and mediation of my most compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ who gave himself to be an atonement for my sins, in this hope & confidence I render up my soul with comfort humbly beseeching the most blessed and glorious Trinity one God most holy, most merciful and gracious, to prepare me for the Time of my Dissolution, and then to take me to Himself onto that Peace and Rest which he has prepar'd for all that love and fear his Holy Name, Amen. Blessed be God, I give my body to the earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its Resurrection from thence at the last Day.
As to my worldly estate I will give and bequeath them as follows.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in Carbonear this twenty third day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and Fifteen. Richard Taylor. [LS] Witness present Samuel Rumson. Wm. Howell of Wm. Wm. W. Bemister.
Codicil to the before Will and Testament.
Codicil to the before codicil and will and testament. Whereas I the before mentioned Richard Taylor do hereby think fit and proper to adjoin this codicil to the one before mentioned in to my last will and testament adjoin'd hereunto I do hereby wish all persons concerned to accept it as the same viz I further give and bequeath out of the sum and sums of money now laying due to me and in my possession, that is to say in the hands of Messrs Gosse Pack & Fryer Merchants of Carbonear the sum of Three hundred Thirty six pounds two schillings & one penny due me pr a/c furnished since December the thirty first one thousand eight hundred and twenty six and One hundred and fifty pounds in Cash now in my possession in form and manner as follows,
Richard Taylor [LS]. Signed & sealed the nineteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven in presence of Samuel C. Rumson, W. W. Bemister, Wm. Howell.
Codicil to the before codicils and will. Whereas I the before mentioned Richard Taylor do hereby think fit and proper to adjoin this codicil to those before mention'd and to my last will & testament adjoining hereunto I do hereby wish all persons concerned to accept it as the same viz. I further give to my daughter Ann Best as long as she lives in a widowhood state a garden to the Westward of the dwelling house I now reside in and a small Bed Room she now occupys in the dwelling house to have free resource to & from said premises without any molestation also to my grand daughter Patience Rumson I give and bequeath the use of the dwelling house she now resides in as long as she lives with all appurtenances & paths thereto as it now stands, and I do hereby deny any buildings to be erected by Henry Rogers or his Heirs on any part of the land my property before the expiration of a lease now held by William Bennett. Richard Taylor [LS]. Signed & sealed the seventeenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven in presence of Samuel Rumson. John Rork. Joseph Taylor.
|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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