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Will of Robert Cole
In re Robert Cole deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Robert Cole, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Farmer, and I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentaary writings. I hereby nominate and appoint William P. Taaffe of St. John's, aforesaid, Druggist, to be sole executor of this my will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this my will the 18th day of December Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. Robert Cole. Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, both being 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. Cyril J. Cahill. Marie Dunphy.
This is a Codicil to the last will of Robert Cole, dated the 18th day of December A.D. 1916:- I give and bequeath to my daughter Ellen, wife of Edward O'Neil, all money's due me under the will of my late uncle, Martin Walsh, amounting to the sum of from sixty to seventy dollars a year and paid to me by the Hon. Mr. Justice Kent annually. Dated at St. John's this 6th day of December A.D. 1918. Robert Cole. Signed by the said Robert Cole as a Codicil to his will in his presence, both being present at the same time, who at his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto signed our names as witnesses. Cyril J. Cahill. Margaret Cole.
Correct William F. Lloyd
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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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