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Will of Joseph Vallis
In the name of God Amen. I Joseph Vallis late of the Parish of Shepton Montague near Wincanton Somersetshire, but now of Twillingate in the Northern District of Newfoundland being of sound mind memory and understanding and considering the uncertainty of human life do make this my last will and testament as follows, that is to say, First I give and bequeath unto Aaron Moors son of the late Jacob Moors of Twillingate aforesaid the sum of five pounds currency. Secondly, The remainder of my property consisting of monies dues, debts, claims and bequests together with all personal property to me belonging at the time of my decease I give and bequeath in five equal shares as follows, namely, one share to my brother James Vallis one share to my brother Richard VALLis one share to my brother Samuel Vallis one share to my sister Jane and one share to the children of my late sister Ann Talbot. Lastly I do hereby constitute make and ordain Mr. Samuel Moors of Twillingate aforesaid only and sole executor of this my last will and testament and also do utterly disallow disannul and revoke all and every other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my only last will and testament.
|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 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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