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Will of John Trachy
In the name of God Amen. I John Trachy a native of the Island of Jersey but now dwelling at Bear Need in the Bay of Conception Newfoundland being of perfect mind and memory & knowing it is opionted once for all men to die do make this my last will and testament.
First I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be desently buried & my depts to be paid & as touching my temporal estate I bequeath as followes
|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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