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Will of John Gregory Senior
In the name of God Amen. I John Gregory of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Shopkeeper do make this my last will and testament. First I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal property whatsoever and wheresoever of which I am possessed to my dear wife Mary to have hold and enjoy the same for and during the period of her natural life, and from and after the period of the decease of my said wife I give devise and bequeath the same to my dear children John Gregory and Amelia Gregory share and share alike and to their heirs in the event of the decease of either of them before my said wife and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Mary to be the sole executrix of this my last will hereby annulling any former will or wills by me made and declaring this only to be my last will and testament.
|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. |
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 (March 10, 2003)
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