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Will of Joshua Tremlett
This is the last will and testament of me Joshua Tremlett of Bonavista in the Island of Newfdland, Planter. I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever situate unto and to the use of my wife Sarah Tremlett during her life and widowhood. If it is her wish and desire during her life and widowhood she can give or let the fishing Room of the estate to my four sons John, William, Henry and James. And also she may or can give my proportion, which is two thirds, of the Boat and Craft, Punts, Skiffs, Netts and Seines to my three sons William Henry and James. After the death or marrying again of my said wife I direct that the disposition of all my property real and personal that may be then remaining (with the exception of the household goods and furniture and my new dwelling house to be hereinafter disposed and devised) shall be divided among my four sons aforesaid John, William, Henry and James and to their heirs as tenants in common. I direct also that then my son James is to have the new dwelling house on the condition that he will give or cause to be given to his brother Henry material assistance in the building of a dwelling house for him. And finally it is my desire that my said wife would make or cause distribution in such manner as seemeth best to her of all and every my household goods furniture, effects and chattels when she is served of them to my five daughters Amelia, Rebecca, Susanna, Elizabeth Ann and Kezia. And I appoint my said wife executrix of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand or mark this twenty seventh day of May A.D. 1868.
Joshua his X mark Tremlett. Signed by the said testator as his last will in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, David Candow, J.P. Jno. G. Skelton.
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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