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Will of Elizabeth Wiley
In the name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Wiley of the town of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Widow being now very ill and weak but of sound and disposing mind and memory thank be given unto God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament, First and principally of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be decently interred not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give demise and bequeath the same in the following manner and form- I desire and request that all lawful debts due of me (if any) at the time of my death together with my funeral expenses shall be paid and discharged as soon as possible after my interment.. I then give and bequeath to my son Patrick Wiley and daughter Catherine Wiley by even and equal shares all that dwelling house situate in Gower Street now in my occupancy and also that dwelling house now inhabited by Mr. James Fox Senr. That is to say my present dwelling to be for Catherine and Mr. Fox's house for Patrick. I give my cloak to my daughter Catherine also my bed and bedding. I give and bequeath to my son Patrick and daughter Catherine by even and equal shares all the residue or remainder of my household furniture and all all other property not before enumerated both real and personal to me now belonging. And I hereby nominate and appoint Mr. James Fox Junior to be executor to this my last will and testament. And I hereby revoke and declare null and void all former wills legacies and bequests by me made declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament.
|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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