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Will of Stanley Abbott
Newfoundland Contingent Copy of Will No. 283 Private Stanley Abbott.
In the event of my death I give the whole of my effects to my brother, William Abbott
[sd] Stanley his mark X Abbott.
Certified true Copy. Newfoundland Contingent, F.W. Marshall for Paymaster + Officer i/c Records
Correct Charles H. Emerson Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this Will, the following notations)
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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