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Will of James Thomas Senior
In the name of God Amen Know all men by these presence executed at Macovick Bay, Labrador on the thirtieth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty I James Thomas of Macovick Bay being old and infirm but of a perfect sound mind do hereby will and forever assign unto James Thomas Junr my dear and beloved son whom I make my sole heir all the property real and personal owned by me in Macovick Bay that is to say all the land houses stores barns and buildings of every description all the wharves and water privileges and all the appurtenances thereof also all my personal property that is to say boats nets traps dogs and personal property of every description Also that my said son James Thomas Junr support my beloved wife Emelia Thomas in a comfortable manner as long as she thinks proper to remain with him should she think fit to leave or be married to another man after my decease then my said son James Thomas is at liberty to withdraw his support All other heirs to have one shilling each.
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. 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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