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Will of John Baird
The last will of John Baird late of Saint John's Laborer deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me John Baird of St. John's Laborer I give devise and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Elizabeth now the wife of Timothy O'Brien all my leasehold property consisting of one dwelling house situate on Hamilton Street and Browns as no. 21 in said street to hold the same in trust for the maintenance - support and livelihood of my two daughters Mary Baird and Agnes Baird, and after their death to hold the same for her own use and benefit forever absolutely - I appoint my said daughter Elizabeth O'Brien sole executrix of this my will
This is to certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of John Baird
(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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