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|Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.|
Will of John Wilshear
In re John Wilshear deceased.
In the name of God Amen, I John Wilshear of Carbonear being very sick in body and of perfect mind and memory of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die to make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form,
Will of John Wilshear
In the name of God Amen, I John Wilshear of Carbonear being very sick in body and of perfect mind and memory of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament: That is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same by the Mighty Power of God. And as touching such worldly Estates wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form - First I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth, the house which I now occupy with all its furniture and priviledges also all the land adjoining thereto which I now occupy for the term of her natural life to be by her enjoyed with the same freedom as I now enjoy it. I also bequeath and dimise(?) to her the sum of Fifty pounds annually payable on the first day of January of each succeeding year during the term of her natural life - the same to be raised out of my other property and monies hereinafter to be named - and no person is to be introduced into the said house without her free will and consent.
In the Supreme Court Newfoundland
|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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