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Will of William Dean
In re William Dean deceased
I, William Dean of Bonne Bay, district of St. Barbe, in the Dominion of Newfoundland, fisherman; being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do therefore make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, that is to say:
In witness whereof I, the testator have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and nineteen. William his X mark Dean. Signed and declared by the testator as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us both, who in his presence and at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Wit. Richard Brennan. Jas T. Hollahan
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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