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Will of John Young
The last will and testament of John Young of Upper Island Cove I, John
Young, of Upper Island Cove, being weak in body but of sound mind do make and
publish this my last will and testament revoking all former wills whensoever
made or under whatsoever circumstances and
Second, I give and bequeath to my son William Henry the store on the
east end of my dwelling house together with all nets, seines & other its
contents also the stable owned by me, also half the store on the water side to
be his absolutely and at his sole disposal.
Third, I give and bequeath to my sons John, James, Archibald and William Henry, and my daughter Mary Esther all land whatsoever not herein specified to be divided between them in equal parts and to be at their absolute disposal.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to my sons James Archibald & Wm. Henry the flakes owned by me and the ground on which they are built to be for their joint use and occupancy during their lifetime and to be disposed of after their decease as they may deem fit.
Fifth, I give and bequeath to my son William Henry two punts owned by me, also two guns at present in my dwelling house said guns and punts to be his absolute property. Lastly I will that my son James have the disposal of any other property of mine not specified in this will and that he be the administrator and executor of this my last will and testament. Signed sealed and delivered this twenty third day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, by me John Young. In the presence of us Alfred C. Warren, John Crane, Frederic Bishop his X mark
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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