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Will of Joseph English
I Joseph English of St. John’s Tailor make this my will I give and bequeath all my household furniture to my daughter Ellen Joseph and I give all the remainder of my property both real and personal to my wife and my daughter Margaret and Ellen Joseph and my son Joseph in five parts to be divided one part each to my wife Margaret and Joseph and two parts to my daughter Ellen Joseph and I appoint Ellen Joseph my daughter sole executrix of this my will. St. John’s Nfld January 13/77.
Joseph English. Witness, W.V. Whiteway, Matthew
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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