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Will of Lawrence Bryan
This is the last will and testament of me Laurence Bryan of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Laborer- I give devise and bequeath to my wife Ann Bryan all my monies property and effects whatsoever that I may be possessed of at the time of my decease the same to be willed sold or disposed of as she may think proper- And I hereby appoint my said wife Ann Bryan sole executrix under this my will. In witness whereof I the said Laurence Bryan have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland this eighteenth day of December A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy five-
Lawrence Bryan (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Laurence Bryan as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereto set our hands on the day and year and place first above written. Augustus O. Hayward, G.R. Lilly.
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. 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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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