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Will of John Henry Thomas
In re John Henry Thomas deceased.
A will In the name of God Amen I John Henry Thomas of harbor Grace Fisherman being of perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God Calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing That that it is appointed for all men once to die Do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally and first of all I Give and recommend my soul into the hand of almighty God that gave it and my body I Recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same In the following manner and form: I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly Beloved wife my House together with all my house hold goods also my land on the back of my house running with To a water lane or road and bound on the west by Charles Batt's Land on the east by a road on the south by Water Street this to be my last will and testament, by his to be freely Possessed and enjoyed and I do hereby utterly Disallow revoke and disannul all and every other Former testaments wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this my last will and testament.
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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. |
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