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Will of William Gill Trenear
In the name of God Amen. The sixth day of July one thousand eight hundred & forty seven and in the twentieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Queen Defender of the faith-Victoria- I will & bequeath unto my beloved wife all my interest in trade now carried on by myself and Thomas McKenzie in partnership which I wish at my decease to be all settled and closed up and turned into cash and to my beloved wife I do bequeath the proceeds of such sale or sales with all debts due me also the amount of life assurance policy for two hundred pounds sterling in the Merchants & Tradesmans Assurance Company. To my children I bequeath my interest in farm situate on Sutherlands River near puton with any property that may be left me in England or elsewhere or may fall to me through want of heirs which property I wish if possible to be divided among my children equally my wife to participate with the children in the income arising therefrom except in case of my wifes getting married then all her interest in any property bequeathed to my children to cease and I wish that the witnesses hereto subscribed shall act as executors to see this request carried out
in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day & year above written. William Gill Trenear (LS)
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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