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Will of Alexander Gibson
This is the last will and testament of me Alexander Gibson of St. John’s Farmer. I give and bequeath to my wife Agnes all my property whether real or personal and all moneys which may be in Bank or otherwise and all my interest in my father’s estate having perfect confidence in my said wife that she will take all proper care of our children’s welfare and education, And secondly I appoint my said wife Agnes sole executrix of this my last will and testament Witness my hand at St. John’s aforesaid this fourth day of October Anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-eight. Alexander Gibson. Signed published and declared by the said Alexander Gibson as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of each other and the said testator have signed our names as witnesses hereto, Jno. J. Flannery, I. R. McNeily.
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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