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Will of Richard J. Devereaux
In re Richard J. Devereaux deceased
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Richard J. Devereaux, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Commission Agent. I revoke all former wills by me at any time made, and I appoint my wife Louisa Mary the Executrix of this my will. I will and direct that my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid out of my estate. I give and bequeath all the property of whatsoever kind I may die possessed to my said wife for her own use absolutely.
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. |
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