The custom of this borough has for a long time been that any person who holds houses, lands, or tenements by fee simple within the borough may give and bequeath the same by his last will and testament, if he is of the age of majority and of sound mind at the time that last will and testament is made. Moreover it is the custom of the borough that if such a last will and testament shall be, within a year of the death of the testator, brought before the bailiffs by the executor, or any other creditable person who has custody of the last will and testament, and the bailiffs are requested to have the last will and testament recorded in the borough court roll and at least two creditable witnesses [affirm] under oath [the authenticity of] the last will and testament, then the bailiffs shall order the steward to have the last will and testament enrolled among the borough court rolls, along with the testimony of the witnesses to the will that was shown to them. By the force of this enrolment of that last will and testament [the houses, lands or tenements bequeathed] may be taken possession of, occupied, and enjoyed according to the intents and purposes mentioned and expressed in that last will and testament, as per the true wishes of the testator. Furthermore, by the custom of this borough, a last will and testament recorded and enrolled in this fashion serves as a legally valid and perpetual attestation for all persons who have claim by the same to possession and occupation of those houses, lands, and tenements that lie within the borough, according to the true wishes of the testator. Saving always to the wife, after the death of her husband, her dower rights in the same (except those she has already quitclaimed) until she quitclaims them.