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Will of Stewart Elmslie
This is the last will and testament of me Stewart Elmslie of Ballater Lodge Whitton in the County of Suffolk I give and bequeath unto my wife Eliza Harriett Elmslie all that my freehold land house and premises known as Ballater Lodge and situated in Whitton near Ipswich in the County of Suffolk And I also give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Eliza Harriett Elmslie my share in the property situated in Saint John’s Newfoundland And I also give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Eliza Harriet Elmslie all my monies in the Bank in the House or elsewhere belonging to me all my household furniture plate linen jewels horse and carriage and effects of whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature and kind soever that I may be possessed of or interested in or entitled to or over which I may have a disposing power at the time of my decease To Hold the same unto my said wife Eliza Harriett Elmslie for her absolute use and benefit And I do hereby appoint my said wife Eliza Harriett Elmslie to be my sole executrix of this my will And I hereby revoking all former wills do declare this only to be my last will and testament In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirty first day of July one thousand eight hundred and seventy six years-
Stewart Elmslie- Signed by the said Stewart Elmslie the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses- William McMaster Clerk Ipswich Bank Witness. Alexander McMaster Ipswich Bank Witness-
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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