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Will of William Clark
This is the last will and testament of me William Clark of Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate of every description unto my wife Maria Clark absolutely And I appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my will and revoke all previous wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this fifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy six.
William his X mark Clark. Signed by the said William Clark the testator in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses (having been first read over and explained). H. H. Carter, Barrister at law. Donald Morison, Student at law.
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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