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Will of Margaret Conway
This is the last will and Testament of me Margaret Conway of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Widow. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid out of my estate. I appoint William E. Bearns of Saint John's grocer to be the Executor of this my last will and Testament. I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret wife of William E. Bearns for and during her lifetime and after her death to be divided amongst her children share and share alike all my right title and interest in and to that piece of land with dwelling house number 29 and all other erections thereon situate on the south side of Gower Street in the town of St. John's aforesaid and at present occupied by my said daughter Margaret Bearns. I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Bridget Larkin for and during her lifetime and after her death to be divided amongst her children share and share alike all my right title and interest in and to that piece of land situate on the south side of Gower Street aforesaid and adjoining the property in the last mentioned bequest together with the dwelling house number 27 and all other erections thereon the said premises being at present occupied by my daughter Mary Barron I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Bearns my beds and bedding and all my household furniture of every description whatsoever. I desire that out of the residue of my estate my daughters Mary Barron and Hannah Kerran shall each receive the sum of four hundred dollars provided that should there not be a sufficient amount of money belonging to me at the time of my death to
(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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 19, 2002)
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