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Will of John W. Ayre
Ayre John W. Last will of
This is the last will and testament of me, John W. Ayre, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Draper I revoke all former wills by me at any time made and I appoint Arthur Ebnary of St. John's aforesaid Draper 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 my testamentary and funeral expenses, and, as to the residue to hold the same upon the following trusts, namely:
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this fourteenth day of March AD 1905. John W. Ayre.
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
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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