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Will of Frederick R. B. Davis
This is the last will and testament of Frederick R. B. Davis of Brigus Conception Bay Newfoundland made this 23rd day of November AD one thousand eight hundred and seventy six.
First, I appoint William Henry Thompson of Harbor Grace and William Henry Davis of Carbonear executors of this my will.
Second, I give and bequeath to the aforenamed William Henry Thompson as trustee, for the sole benefit of my wife Mary Davis and our surviving children, my life Assurance in the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York, value Fifteen hundred dollars to be used by him and my other executor William Henry Davis, for the benefit and support of my said wife and children in the way and manner they may deem most beneficial for their joint interest-
Third, I give and bequeath to my three sons James Frederick and George my share of the undivided property belonging to me under the will of the late Amelia Davis, consisting of houses and lands situated at St. John’s and Carbonear to be equally divided between them share and share alike-
Fourth, I give and bequeath the residue of my estate goods and effects of whatever description to my wife Mary for the joint benefit of herself and our children. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal on the day and date before written at Brigus Conception Bay, Newfoundland,
Frederick R. B. Davis. Subscribed and sealed in our presence the word “William” in the twelfth line of the first page being previously inserted after having been read over and explained in our presence & in the presence of the said testator as witnesses thereto, J. Wilcox, Charles Ladner.
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. 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 (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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