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John Lamberson will, 16 November 1797

Here is a transcription of the will of John Lamberson of Granville dated 16 November 1797 proved 5 February 1810:

In the Name of God Amen the Sixteenth day of November one Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety Seven According to the Computation of the Church of England, I, John Lamberson of Granville in the County of Annapolis and province of Nova Scotia, Being of perfect memory and Remembrance prased be God for it, and Considering the Incertainty of this transitory Life and knowing that it is Appointed onse for all Men to die; do make this my last will and Testament; in manor and form following, Imprimis, I Bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker that gave it to me: hoping that through the Meritorious Death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Savour and Redeemer; to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins, and for my Body to be Buried in a Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter Nominated, and as for what worldly goods it hath pleased Almighty God; to bestowe upon me, I give and Bequeath, in manor following that is to say first, I order and direct that all my just Debts and funerall Charges be paid; Itm, then I give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Son John Lamberson all my Real Estate and the Equall one half of all my personal or movable Estate I may Die possess’d of: Excepting my Bed and Bedstead with all the Bed furniture thereunto belonging to it, wich I give and Bequeath unto my son for Buring me together with the whole of my Fast Estate, and the Eaqual one half of my Movable Estate to him the before Mentioned John Lamberson, his heirs and Assigns for ever, he paying out of said Estate such Legaceys as is herein after mentioned, Itm, then I give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Luke Lamberson the Eaquall one half of all my personal or movable Estate to be eaqually divided between him and my before mentioned son John Lamberson share and share eaqually alike, of all my movables, excepting my before mentioned bead and furniture wich I have recerved to my son John for the use before mentioned, Itm, Then I give unto my Beloved son David Lamberson who resides in the State of New York, ten Shillings Halifax Currency for or in lue of his Birth wright or heirship, or Claime he may have or pertend to have to my Estate & further that my son Walter Lamberson who resides in the state of New York & my Daughter Jain, & my son Tunis Lamberson who resides in this Province have no part or Claim in this my last Will and Testament, they having had such proportion of my Estate as is their Due, & further, I order and direct that one Single shilling Current Money of this Province out of the aforesaid Estate be paid unto my Daughter Sarah Lamberson, she not behaving herself agreeable to my Wishes, And Lastly I do hereby Nominate and appoint my trusty friends Edward Thorn Esq. and Capt. Tunis Bogart boath of this township Executors of this my last will & testament: to see and take care that the same be preformed: According to my true Intent and meaning~ In witness whereof I the said John Lamberson to this my last Will and testament have set my hand and Affixed my Seal: the Day & Year first above Written

John Lamberson

Signed Sealed & Delivered by the s’d John Lamberson, as and for his Last Will & testament in the presence of us who were present at the Signing & Sealing thereof~

Joshua Quereau
Richard Thorne
Jane Thorne

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