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Conception Bay North Region ~ Carbonear District
Freshwater - Will of William Clark (1862)
This will was read, recorded and transcribed by SUSAN SNELGROVE, 2000. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors. 

Will of William Clark

In the Name of God Amen, I William Clark of Freshwater in Conception Bay and Island of Newfoundland, Planter, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory and moreover desirous that no unpleasant dispute may arise touching ? personal and real estate which I may possess at the time of my death, do make my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say, first and principally I give my life into the hands of my blessed Redeemer and my body to ? from whence it came, not doubting a glorious resurrection ? life at the last day, And my worldly possessions I give and bequeath as follows, namely. The four hundred pounds which I now have in the Union Bank in Jarich? It is my Will should remain at interest or should ? amount be altered by drafts upon the said Bank or deposits therein and all other monies at interest not belonging to me or that may belong to me at my death, they shall all remain undisturbed unless deemed for better security by my Executor hereinafter named during the natural life of my beloved wife Sarah Clarke and ? income benefits and interests thence arising shall be to the comfortable support of my said Wife or Widow as she lives, and further it is my Will that should interests be insufficient to keep and maintain my said Wife or Widow that my said Executor shall from time to time at his discretion draw so much of the principal as he may judge necessary for that purpose it being my earnest ? and desire that my dear Wife shall want no meager comfort during her afflicted and infirm old age. After decease of my said wife Sarah Clark and all my las? are paid, I give and bequeath to my three brothers, ? Clark of Fresh Water and Francis Clark and Joseph (top line of next page cut off)..

In the said Bank or drawn by my said Executor seconding the orders and directions of my said Brothers or their Heirs or executors. Also I give and bequeath all my other Estate, personal and real estate, wherever situated, that is to say, all lands, buildings, furniture, apparel and money such above bequeathed which I may possess at the time of my death to my dear Brother Moses Clark, aforesaid. And lastly, I hereby constitute, appoint and ordain any sa? trusty Brother Moses Clark, my Sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament. And hereby revoking, canceling and utterly disallowing all former Wills and bequests by me at any time ? times made and devised. I hereby Sign, Seal, and pronounce this to be my last Will, and only lawful and Testament. Signed, Sealed and pronounced at Fresh Water aforesaid this twentieth day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and sixty. William Clark x his mark (seal)

We the undersigned Joseph Peters and Henry Harris hereby certify that we each saw the other sign own respective names and together saw the above named Testator William Clark sign, seal, acknowledge and pronounce the foregoing as his last and only lawful Will and Testament, the same having been first carefully read and explained. Henry Harris, Joseph Peters.

I hereby certify that the execution of the Will of William Clark of which the foregoing is a true and correct copy was proved before myself by the Affidavit of Joseph Peters, one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the same on the twenty second day of October, one thousand eight hundred and sixty one, and a true and correct copy of the same is hereby Registered by me this day.

Given under my hand this sixteenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and sixty one. (name undecipherable), Registrar.

Note: Punctuation has been added by transcriber to aid in reading of this document. Transcribed by Susan Snelgrove, Etobicoke, ON, July 6, 2000

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