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Will of Isabella M. H. Ayre
In re the Estate of Isabella M. H. Ayre deceased
This is the last will and Testament of me, Isabella M. H. Ayre, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, widow: I revoke all former wills by me at any time made, and I appoint Frederick Bursell, of St. John's, undertaker, to be the executor of this my will. I give and bequeath all my property to my said executor upon trust to pay thereout my lawful debts and testamentary and funeral expenses and to divide the residue thereof between my three children John Marion and Lily in the following proportions namely to my son John one fourth part thereof, and to my daughters Marion and Lily all the remaining three-fourths thereof share and share alike.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Isabella M. H. Ayre
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. |
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