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Will of Alfred Edmund Gabriel
This is the last will and testament of me Alfred Edmund Gabriel of Lamaline in the Southern District of the Island of Newfoundland but at present of Saint John’s in the said Island Clerk in Holy Orders I give devise and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Helen Gabriel all property moneys lands estates goods and chattels that I may be possessed of or become entitled to at the time of my death and on her decease I give and bequeath the same to my children in equal proportions share and share alike And I hereby nominate and appoint Prescott Emerson Esquire the executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills heretofore made by me Dated at St. John’s this tenth day of October A.D. 1871.
A. E. Gabriel. Signed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said testator in the presence of us who in the presence of each other and of the said testator have hereunto subscribed our names as witness thereto, Prescott Emerson, Thomas F. Walsh.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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