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Will of Anne Allward
In the name of God Amen. I Ann Allward widow of St. John’s Newfoundland do by these my last will and testament devise and bequeath all monies I have now in the Savings Bank of St. John’s aforesaid in my name and all monies I may be possessed of at the time of my decease together with all my interest in the dwelling house in which I at present reside First deducting my funeral and other expences unto my four children, viz Charles Allward, John Allward, Mary Ann Seymour and Sarah Ann Allward, to be equally divided and shared between them In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of November in the year of our Lord 1864 at St. John’s aforesaid, Ann her X mark Allward (LS) Signed sealed and delivered as the last will and testament of the said Ann Allward in the presence of William Heale, Henry W. Seymour.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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