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Will of Henry King Dickinson
This is the last will and testament of me Henry King Dickinson of St. John’s Broker, I give devise and bequeath all my property of whatever description and wheresoever situate whether landed property life policy or otherwise or whatever interest I now have or hereafter may have therein as well as all cash and monies that I may be possessed of at the time of my decease and all debts that may be due and payable to me as well as all my household furniture and personal property of every description whatsoever unto my wife Mary Dickinson and her executors administrators and assigns for ever but if my said wife does not survive me then I devise and bequeath all my said property to be divided amongst my surviving children share and share alike
And it is my request that Stephen Rendell and Robert H. Prowse both of St. John’s Merchants shall act as executors to this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland this nineteenth day of November A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine.
Henry K. Dickinson (LS) Signed by the testator in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses,
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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