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Will of George Ford
In re George Ford deceased
I George Ford of St. Anthony Newfoundland, of sound body and mind, but knowing the uncertainty of life do on this day of our Lord July 24th one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, do make my last will and testimony. All others and any previous wills to this date to be null & void. After all my lawful debts are paid, First I will and bequeath to my lawful wife Miriam Ford all my investments in the Royal Trust Co. of Winnipeg and cash balances due me and held by the aforesaid Royal Trust Co. of Winnipeg. Then in case of her death, the investments and monies above-mentioned in that case shall go to our two little daughters Annie Maud Cordelia Ford and Selena Beatrice Ford. The house I am having built at Glovertown with furniture there too to belong to my lawful wife Miriam Ford. And to be owned in case of her death by the two sisters Cordelia and Selena Ford. This being my last will and testimony I hereby set my hand & seal this twenty-fourth day of July A.D. one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. George Ford. Signed in the presence of two witnesses. Walter H. Jones. Tom S. Foster 24/7/16
Correct William F. Lloyd
(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.
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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