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Will of Richard Weir
This is the last will and testament of Richard Weir of St. John’s Farmer I give devise and bequeath to my several children Ann White Sarah Earle Richard Weir William Weir Thomas Weir Elizabeth Davis & Louisa King my lower field on the Newtown Road next to Cahills in equal proportions as tenants in common during their lives and after their respective deaths to their children I give devise and bequeath the land Farm house and premises upon which I now live and all other property of every kind of which I may be possessed or to which I may be entitled at the time of my death unto my son James Weir during his life and after his death to his child or children- I appoint my son James the executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have to these presents subscribed my hand the thirtieth day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight. Richard Weir. Witness, the same having first been read and approved, R.J. Pinsent Jr.
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)
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