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Will of William Beer
This is the last will and testament of me, William Beer of St. John’s, Cabman, made by me on this, the 12th day of March, 1923.
I will and bequeath all my goods & chattels & whatsoever I possess to my mother, Bridget Beer and appoint her executrix of this my will. WILLIAM his X mark BEER
Signed by the testator as & for his last will & testament by
making his mark, it having been first read over & explained to him, in presence
of us who in his presence & in the presence of each other, hereunto subscribe
our names as witnesses.
(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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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