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Will of James Fox
This is the last will and testament of me James Fox of Saint John’s
Merchant All my property moneys and effects except as hereinafter provided
for I devise and bequeath to my wife for her life and upon her death to my
children share and share alike. The shares to
which I am entitled in the Union Bank now standing in the name of myself as
Trustee I direct shall belong in equal proportions to my sons James
P. Fox and John F. Fox. The piece of land purchased
from Mr. Mare adjoining my dwelling house I give to my said
sons equally as also my horses one to each. Any share or bequest
to my daughter Annie is to be for her sole and separate use
free from the control of her husband The household furniture which
I possess not included in a former deed of trust is to be my wife’s and
I direct that on her death the same is to go to my son John if
she wishes it but not otherwise. The business is to be continued
according to the present partnership agreement and my interest therein of three-fourths
is to go to my wife but she shall have the power at any time before the expiration
of the term stipulated to wind up the business if she shall see any cause for
so doing. I appoint my wife and my son James
F. Fox executors of this my will. I direct that
my sister-in-law Ellen Power is to be provided for out of
my estate during her life. James Fox. Signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will
and testament in presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of
each other have subscribed our names as witnesses, J. H. Boone, Patrick
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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