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Will of James Finlay
In re James Finlay (of John) deceased
This is the last Will and Testament of me James Finlay of John of St. Shotts in the Dominion of newfoundland.
I James Finlay of John, the testator declare this to be my last will and testament this 20th day May A.D. nineteen hundred and Twenty James Finlay of John Signed and declared in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses. William Taylor Thomas Finlay.
(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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