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Will of Thomas White
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas White of Salmonier being through the abundant mercy and goodness of God tho weak in body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory do make this my last will and testament as followeth Imprimis I give to my dear loving wife & daughters Mary & Ellen White for term of life this house & place wherein I now dwell In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day of July and in the year of our Lord 1857. For the want of a male. Thomas his X mark White. Witnesses, Francis Curtis, James Molloy, Margaret X Quinn.
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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