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Will of Rev. Charles Blackman
By this my last will and testament I Charles Blackman M.A. Minister of St. Thomas's Church in the town of St. John's Newfoundland do give and bequeath to my wife Julia Sarah Blackman all and everything that I possess or hereafter by any right I may by law or otherwise possess to be for her use and behoof & hereby setting aside any claim that may be made to the contrary by any one or more of my children or any other of my relations and finally I leave my wife aforesaid my sole executrix but at the same time giving my gold watch after my wife's death to my son Charles & all my books and manuscripts to my son Thomas to my two daughters Julia and Louisa I give to the former my likeness painted by Valentine & to the latter the picture of her mother painted also by Valentine The larger picture of Sir Charles Hamilton I give to my son Charles & the smaller one to my son Thomas after the death of their mother. All and everything that I am possessed of or may hereafter by any right or inheritance whatsoever I give unreservedly & for her own especial use & disposal to my beloved wife Julia Blackman
Codicil to the aforesaid will, If my widow marries again without the consent of the majority of her children all her interest in the aforesaid will is entirely forfeited & any emoluments she might otherwise have derived will and are to be respectively & equally divided between our children. Charles Blackman, M.A., Minister of St. Thomas's Church St. John's Newfdland. Witness Henry Alsop, James Garrett.
|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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