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Will of Samuel R. Gillette
I Samuel R. Gillette of Durrel's Arm Twillingate South Island, of Newfoundland in the Northern District of Newfoundland make this my last will and testament while in possession of sound mind and memory this twenty second day of March AD. 1906 I give and devise and bequeath my property real and personal in the following manner that is to say (a) After all my just debts are paid out of my Life Insurance Policy. I give and devise the remainder of my money that may be derived from my Life Insurance Policy to my father James Gillette and my wife Mary Elizabeth Gillette to be divided equally between them. I give and bequeath unto my dwelling house unto my brother James Gillette for his sole use and benefit forever. All the rest and residue of my possessions I give devise and bequeath unto my father, James Gillette my wife Mary Elizabeth Gillette and my brother James Gillette to be equally divided between them. Lastly I hereby appoint and constitute my father James Gillette and Henry J. Howlett to be my executors of this last will and testament and hereby revoke all other wills by me made. And desire that my executors shall not be required to give security for the same.
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|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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