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Will of James Davis
In the name of God Amen. I James Davis of Fox Harbour Placentia Bay in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind but of feeble state of health and having the fear of death before my eyes revoking all other wills codicils and testamentary devises whatever do make and declare this instrument to be my last will and testament that is to say Imprimis I do hereby constitute and appoint John Maher of Saint John's Blacksmith and Patrick Hogan of the same place Grocer the executors of this my last will & testament with all the power and authority that the law gives or may hereafter give I do hereby give and bequeath to my beloved wife Catherine all the money she have or may hereafter have belonging to me together with dwelling house and grounds thereunto belonging To my son Richard one pound stg To my son Michael ninety pounds cy To my son Phillip one hundred pounds cy To my son John seventy pounds cy To my son James Fifty pounds cy Giveing from under my hand this second day of Novr 1864,
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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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