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Will of Ann Tyndall
This is the last will and testament of me Ann Tyndall at present residing in Plymouth in the County of Devon England widow I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved son Joseph Tyndall of Moreton Hampstead in the County of Devon aforesaid Farmer his heirs executors administrators and assigns all my lands tenements and hereditaments goods chattels debts and effects whatsoever belonging to me in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland or elsewhere also all my lands tenements and hereditaments goods and chattels in the island of Newfoundland and all my undivided share or shares of and in my late father Robert or Robin Keen’s estate situated at Saint John’s Harbor Grace Greenspond Bonavista and Keels or in any other property belonging to the said estate situated in Surinam or elsewhere in the said Island of Newfoundland To have and to hold the said lands tenements goods chattels debts share or shares and hereditaments aforesaid with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Joseph Tyndall his heirs executors administrators and assigns and for his and their sole and absolute use benefit and behoof for ever And I hereby appoint my said son Joseph Tyndall sole executor of this my will and I hereby revoke and annul all former wills heretofore made by me In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of December Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight- Ann Tyndall (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix Ann Tyndall as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in the presence of her and of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the words “or elsewhere” “in Surinam or” and “of Newfoundland” being first interlined_ Robt Prowse- Samuel Mudge-
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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