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Will of John French
In the Estate of
I John French of Robert, of Coley's Point, in the District of Harbor Grace, and Island of Newfoundland, fisherman, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and as to my worldly estate, and all my property, real, personal, or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease. I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following, to wit:- I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Fanny French all my property real personal and mixed, to have and to hold till the time of her decease, after her decease the said property shall go to my step son William Rumbolt. Should my wife the said Fanny french, and my step son the said William Rumbolt die before Samuel Bradbury, my sister Elizabeth's son, the said property shall go to the said Samuel Bradbury, if the said William Rumbolt should die leaving no direct heir.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of John French (of Robert)
(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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 4, 2002)
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