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Will of John J. Connolly
In re John J. Connolly deceased
In the name of God Amen. I John J. Connolly of St. John's, Butcher, do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and formerly wills. I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Blanche Connolly Executrix of this my last will directing her as soon as possible after my death to pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's this 19th day of February A.D. 1918 -John J. Connolly- signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our hands as witnesses R. G. McGrath Rose Donnelly
Correct Charles H. Emerson
(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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Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)
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