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Will of Colin Campbell
This is the last will and Testament of me Colin Campbell of St. John's of the Island of Newfoundland. Commission Merchant. First. I hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions by me at anytime heretofore made. Second. I give devise and bequeath all my property to my wife Rachael C. Campbell and appoint her Executrix of this my will. In witness whereof I the said Colin Campbell have to this my will set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this second day of October Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. Colin Campbell
Signed by the above-named Colin Campbell, as his last will in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses J.E. White Jas. P. Blackwood
Correct Charles H. Emerson Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller (August 17, 2001)
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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