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Will of Bridget Allan
This is the last will and testament of me Bridget Allan of St. John’s Newfoundland Widow- I give devise and bequeath to my friend Ellen Meehan of same place Widow all my right title and interest in the dwelling houses and buildings situate in Tubrids Lane and Cathedral Hill as well as any moneys and effects of every description that I may be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my death in trust for the joint use and benefit of my four children viz Catherine, Isabel, Charles and James until they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years after which period it is my will and desire that all my said property before mentioned shall be divided equally amongst my said four children above named share and share alike and I hereby appoint the said Ellen Meehan sole executrix under this my last will and testament- In witness whereof I the said Bridget Allan have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland this twelfth day of August Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seventy five.
Bridget Allan. (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix as for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set and subscribed our names as witnesses, Augustus O. Hayward, Geo. M. Johnson.
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. 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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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