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Will of Jacob Bradley
I, Jacob Bradley of Field Street St. John’s Newfoundland do this first day of April one thousand nine hundred and twenty two make my last will and testament
I give & bequeath to my wife Sarah Fanny Bradley my House and Contents on Field St while she live after her death I give to my daughter Eliza Bradley
My Fishing Property on Labrador, 2 Cod
Trap 1 Salmon Net one Herring net & motor boat & etc I give to my wife
Sarah Fanny Bradley while she live, and my son Jacob
Bradley to have use of said
fishing property paying my wife seventy dollars per year, if my son Jacob
Bradley refuse to go on said room, my wife Sarah Fanny
Bradley can sell for her support
if at any time my wife wish to sell to my son, and they both agree she can sell
to him, after my wife Sarah Fanny Bradley death I give all my fishing property
to my son Jacob Bradley.
(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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