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Will of James Howard Collis
This is the last will and testament of me James Howard Collis of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Shopkeeper.
In witness whereof I the said James Howard Collis have hereunto set and affixed my hand and seal at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland this fourteenth day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy five-
James Howard Collis (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Augustus O. Hayward, Martha Edgecumbe McLarty-
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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