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Will of Sophia Bartletty
This is the last Will of me Sophia Bartlett of Bay Roberts,
I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate to which I shall be entitled at the time of my death unto Richard A. Parsons of St. John’s, Student-at-law upon trust to sell and convert into money such parts thereof as shall not consist of money and out of the monies to arise therefrom to pay my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and to divide the clear residue thereof equally amongst my two nieces Lillian Sturmey of Halifax in the Province of Nova Scotia Canada Married Woman and Hattie Haldane of Halifax aforesaid Spinster and my nephew Hector Evans of Bay Roberts their respective Executors, Administrators or assigns.
I appoint the said Richard A. Parsons sole Executor and Trustee of this my will.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set
my hand this 28th day of August A.D. 1922. SOPHIA
(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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