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Will of Ellen Bradbury
In the name of God Amen. I Ellen Bradbury of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland being weak in body but sound of mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in revocation of all former wills and testaments whereby I will and bequeath to my dear sister Sarah Chancey wife of Mr. Lionel Thomas Roberts Chancey of St. John's after payment of my just and lawful debts all the rest and residue of my property of whatever kind and wheresoever situated and I appoint the said Mr. Lionel T. R. Chancey executor of this my last will and testament to which I have affixed my signature this 12th day of April 1851. Ellen her X mark Bradbury. In presence of Thomas Hughes.
|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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