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Will of Uriah Whatley
In re Uriah Whatley deceased
This is the last will and testament of Uriah Whatley, of Belleoram, Merchant made & subscribed at Belleoram on the fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and eighteen. I, Uriah Whatley, of Belleoram do hereby make this my last will and testament, thereby annulling and revoking all former wills and testaments made by me.
First: I direct my executors and trustees to first pay my just debts and personal and testamentary expenses.
Second: I give, devise, and bequeath jointly between my three sons, John Whatley, Simeon Whatley, and Allan Whatley, all my interest in the business now conducted at Belleoram under the firm name and style of Uriah Whatley and Sons. My interest in said business is sole ownership of shop and stock contained therein also the schooner "Edith Templeton," and a fish flake and store on the waterfront below my dwelling house.
Thirdly: I give, devise, and bequeath to my son Allan my dwelling house and land on which it stands.
Fourthly: I give, devise, and bequeath to my wife Matilda Whatley, all my personal effects and furniture contained in the said dwelling house. This does not include any articles that are owned by my children.
Fifthly: I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Maria Rose Bertha Whatley, and Leah Whatley, the sum of one hundred dollars each.
I hereby appoint my brother-in-law John Fudge, and Frederick Curnew J. P. subcollector of H. M. Customs to be executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness thereof I have hereunto my hand and seal subscribed and set at Belleoram, the day and year first above written. Uriah Whatley. Signed, sealed, and declared in the presence of us both present, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Witness: F. Curnew J. P. John Fudge
Correct William F. Lloyd
(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.
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