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Will of Henry Chafe
This is the last will and testament of me Henry Chafe of St. John's Newfoundland, Fisherman. I give and bequeath all the property of which I shall die possessed both real and personal and also such as I shall be entitled to after paying my just debts and funeral expenses to my dear wife Mary Chafe for her sole and separate use during her life and after her decease for the use of my children alive at the time of my decease share and share alike their heirs and assigns and I appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my said will,
St. John's Newfdland, June 12th A.D. 1868. Henry his X mark Chafe. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Henry Chafe as and for his last will and testament in our presence the same having been read and explained to the said Henry Chafe in our presence, Jno. Bond, Geo. J. Bond.
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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