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Will of Eliza Howe Woolcombe
This is the last will and testament of me Eliza Howe Woolcombe widow of Captain John Charles Woolcombe R.N. made published and declared this 23rd day of Decr 1857 In the first place I direct all my just debts and funeral expences to be paid and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate goods chattels and effects of whatever nature and kind soever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my son William Walker Woollcombe his executors administrators and assigns to be absolutely at his disposal And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint him whole and sole executor of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set and subscribed my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid- Eliza Howe Woollcombe (Seal)- Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Eliza Howe Woollcombe in the presence of us- Emma Maria Sparshatt 1 Lower Southernhay Exeter- Elizabeth Carter 1 Lower Southernhay Exeter.
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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