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Will of John Crane
In re JOHN CRANE. DECEASED.
This is the last will and testament of me, John Crane of Channel, Head Constable. I revoke all former wills and testaments by me at any time made and declare this to be my last will. I appoint my wife, Jane Crane, sole Executrix of this my will. I will and bequeath all and whatsoever property, real and personal and wheresoever situate, and all goods, chattles, monies and effects of which I may die possessed to my said wife for her lifetime or until her remarriage. Upon the death or remarriage of my said wife in the event of my daughter Irene being unmarried at the time thereof then the said property goods and effects shall be divided in manner following that is to say two thirds to my said daughter, Irene, and one third to my son, Wallis. If my said daughter Irene shall be married at the time thereof then the said property goods and effects shall be divided equally between my said children, Wallis and Irene.
(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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