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Will of William Earle
The above written will. The underwritten is my sole desire F.T.B. Carter Esq. Q.C. &c. &c. First I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth the sum of one shilling stirling- I also give to my well beloved daughter Clementina Ryder and her children the sum of fifteen pounds currency a year to be paid half yearly say 10th of May and 10th of November each and every year during my term of my leases I also give to my well beloved daughter Rhoda Grace Collett and her children the sum of fifteen pounds currency a year to be paid half yearly say the 10th of May and the 10th of November each and every year during my term of my leases. I also give to my well beloved daughter Rhoda Grace Collett all my household furniture &c. &c. I also give to my beloved grandson Alonzo William Earle the sum of ten pounds currency when he is out of his apprenticeship to buy him working tules for his trade &c- The remainder part of the profits arising over and above after my daughter Clementina and daughter Rhoda Grace have received the above sums named to them and the ground rent paid- the remaining profits over and above to be deposited in the Savings Bank until the full term of leases are expired and ended with interest &c. and the whole sum remaining in the Bank shall be equally divided between my children each and every one equal part alike say my eldest son William Howard Earle 2nd John Earle 3rd Nicholas Earle 4th Thomas Earle 5th Henry Earle 6th Hiram Earle Also my eldest daughter Clementina Ryder & my second and youngest daughter Rhoda Grace Collett. This is my first & last will. William Earle. Saint John's Nfland march 8th 1860.
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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