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Will of Patrick Haberlin
In the name of God Amen. I Patrick Haberlin of St. John’s Ship-Carpenter being weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament- First I give and bequeath to my wife Ellen Haberlin the use of all my property debenture monies and effects of which I am possessed of during her natural life; and after her decease I give and bequeath whatever is remaining, whether in Debenture monies property or effects to my son Stephen Haberlin his executors administrators and assigns for ever- Second I appoint George F. Hayward of St. John’s Accountant sole executor under this my will. In witness whereof I the said Patrick Haberlin have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland this twenty-fifth day of May A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one- Patrick Haberlin (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Patrick Haberlin as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands the said will having first been distinctly read over to and understood by the testator, Augustus O. Hayward. Edwd A. Lilly.
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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