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Will of Grace Anderson
This is the last will and testament of me Grace Anderson of St. John’s in Newfoundland Widow. I give devise and bequeath to my niece Sarah Urquhart of St. John’s Widow and her heirs the monies possessed by me Now in the hands of William Thorburn of St. John’s Farmer amounting to two hundred and thirty pounds and upwards and also all other my goods monies chattels debts property and estate whatsoever: And I hereby nominate and appoint the said Sarah Urquhart sole executrix of this my will. Grace her X mark Anderson. Signed published and declared by the said testatrix as her will in our presence who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses at St. John’s this fifth day of August A.D. 1856 having been read over and explained previously to its being signed by the said testatrix, H. W. Hoyles, Newman W. Hoyles.
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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