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Will of Anne Anderson
In the name of God Amen. I Anne Anderson at present of St. John's Widow of the late Roger Anderson do make my last will and testament in manner following that is to say-
All the rest residue and remainder of my moneys, goods chattels and effects I will and bequeath to the said Roman Catholic Orphanage of Saint Michaels- I desire that out of said residue the sum of ten pounds shall be paid to the Roman Catholic Curate that may be at Bonavista at the time of my demise and the sum of fifty pounds currency for church purposes to be expended by the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of St. John’s. Lastly I nominate and appoint the Reverend John Conway and Joseph I. Little executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills made by me, May 23rd 1869.
Anne her X mark Anderson. Signed executed and declared as and for the last will and testament of said Anne Anderson in our presence the same having been first read over to and approved of by her in our presence who have signed the same at her instance and request and in her presence Jos. I. Little, E.M. Little, John Conway.
In the name of God amen. I Ann Anderson of Bonavista in the Northern District of Newfoundland being through the goodness of Almighty God of sound mind and memory but being aware of the uncertainty of human life do make publish and declare this my last will and testament, that is to say, first I recommend my soul to God who gave it and desire that my body may be decently buried beside my beloved husband Roger Anderson in the Catholic Cemetery of Bonavista- With respect to my worldly estate I give bequeath and dispose of it in the following manner after all my just and lawful debts are paid and discharged
Ann her X mark Anderson The foregoing instrument now hereto subscribed by Ann Anderson the testatrix in presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by her to be her last will and testament and we at her request sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses, William Kough, Nicholas White.
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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