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Will of James Brian
In the name of God Amen, I James Brian of the town of St. John's Newfoundland being at present very sick but of sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament, first and principally of all I give and recommend my soul to Almighty God that gave it and my body to be decently interred, and touching such worldly estate as God has blessed me with in this life I give demise and bequeath the same in the following manner and form.
Codicil October 12th 1852. I have from time to time deposited in the Savings Bank in the name of my wife Ellen Brine sums of money which with interest thereon now amount to £97.3.9 cy and it is my desire and request that the sum of £50 in the annexed will bequeathed to my said wife Ellen Brine shall be deducted from and paid out of the said sum of £97.3.9.
|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. |
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.
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