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Will of Robert Alsop
I Robert Alsop of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Colonial Secretary do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. I give and bequeath all money to be received by virtue of the Policy of Insurance on my life and also all other my property both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever unto my executor hereafter named upon trust to be invested and to pay and apply the interest and profits thereof for the support and maintenance of my wife and children until my youngest child shall attain the age of seventeen years and then to divide the principal share and share alike among my said wife and children the children of a deceased child to take the parent’s share. I appoint Joseph Crowdy Esquire executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this fifteenth day of March Anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy one.
Robert Alsop. Signed and declared by the said testator in our presence as and for his last will and testament,
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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