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Will of John Halliday
I John Halliday of St. John's Newfoundland being weak in body but of a sound mind and memory for which I humbly thank Almighty God the ever blessed Maker and preserver of all do make this my last will and testament I leave the interest of the house and land on the British Society's ground to my wife Jane Halliday and Jannet my daughter for their joint occupancy during their lives and the cash that may be due me for my life insurance shall be placed at interest for the benefit of my family before named, and I hereby nominate and appoint my good friends James Johnstone Rogerson and John English of St. John's Newfoundland my executors to this my last will and testament.
|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 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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