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Will of Mary Ann Bishop
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Mary Ann Bishop, of Hermitage, Hermitage Bay, in the Island of Newfoundland, Widow. I appoint Charles H. Emerson, of St. John's, Barrister-at-Law, to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament. I desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid out of my Estate. I give and bequeath unto my sisters, Elizabeth Wiseman, Phoebe White and Sarah Dewling, all my wearing apparel (excepting jewellery) share and share alike. I give and bequeath unto my sons, Charles Way and Mark Way all moneys and property of every description of which I may die possessed (save and except the foregoing bequests to my sisters) share and share alike.
(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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