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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Will of Philip Costello
In re Philip Costello deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Philip Costello Blacksmith, Hr Main. I give, devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate, consisting of land wherever situated, house and household effects, forge and blacksmith's implements contained therein, unto my sister, Mary Costello her heirs, to and for her and their absolute uses for ever. I hereby appoint Thos Strapp sole Executor of this my last will and testament. I hereby revoke all other Wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of July one thousand nine hundred and five. Philip Costello. Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the said Philip Costello as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. William Parsley. Thomas Strapp.
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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