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Will of William Curtis
the name of God. I William Curtis of Harbor
Grace in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind do declare by this
my last will and testament that I bequeath all my property and possessions
consisting of a dwelling house and garden situate in Noads Street in the aforesaid
town of Harbor Grace with all goods and chattels contained in said dwelling
house Also a piece or parcel of land situate in the road leading to Lady Pond
from Harbor Grace to my wife Eliza Curtis in connection with
my two daughters viz. Melina Curtis the eldest and Sophia
Curtis the youngest as follows My
wife Eliza Curtis to have the sole management of said property
during her life time After her death the said property to be in possession
of my two daughters
Melina Curtis and Sophia Curtis In the event
of either of my daughters being married the property is to be in possession
of the unmarried daughter And in the event of the death of Eliza Curtis and
the marriage of Melina and Sophia
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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