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Will of Thomas Wyse
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Wise of River Head Hr Grace make my last will and testament this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy five. First I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Theresa Wise all my property right title and interest in a certain plantation situate at River Head Hr Grace with all and singular the erections thereon together with all paths, passages, privileges and appurtenances To have and to hold forever all and singular the premises hereinbefore described unto her my daughter Theresa her heirs executors administrators and assigns from henceforth for ever. In witness whereof he the said Thomas Wise hath hereunto set his signature on the day and year above written.
Thomas X Wise Signed and delivered by the said Thos Wise in presence of us John Callahan John Hanren, witness. Willem Renhols, witness. I do appoint John Callahan to hold possession of my place till such time as Theresa may require it I give also Mary Clark the room of this house as long as she minds to remain it and enough of ground to sow one barrel of potatoes. Thomas X Wise.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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