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Will of William Tuff
In re William Tuff deceased.
Know all men by these Present That I William Tuff of Lamaline in ill Health and of sound mind and memory do make and Publish this my last will and testament and as to all my worldly estate and all the Property real Personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and Possessed I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following - First my will is I give and bequeath to my son James my House all the furniture and all goods therein together with the shop as it is his Cod Trap and fittings and half the Fishing Room the garden across the Gut a cabbage Garden for my son Thomas to be left. To my son Thomas I give and bequeath his House his Cod Trap and fittings half the Fishing Room - Remainder moneys Securities for money of which I may die possessed First all my Legal debts dues and demands shall be paid remainder shall be divided equally between my two sons and lastly I do appoint and nominate to be my administrator my son James of 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. |
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.
Page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 12, 2002
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