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Will of Thomas Allen
Saint John's, Newfoundland, May 3rd 1868, I give and bequeath all the property of which I may be possessed to my wife Ellen Allen and I appoint her to be the executrix of this my will. Thomas Allen X. This has been read to Thomas Allen and signed by him in our presence, James Sullivan, Catherine Lynch.
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.
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