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Will of Jane Hester Hally
In the name of God Amen, This is the last will and testament of me Jane Hester Hally of St. John's Newfoundland Spinster being now of sound mind memory and understanding and revoking all former wills by me at any time made I do hereby bequeath as follows, First that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid, secondly I hereby give and bequeath unto my dear sister Mary the sum of ninety nine pounds and nineteen shillings with all additions accruing thereon for which my life is insured in "The Merchants and Tradesmans Mutual Life Assurance Society" by Policy dated twentieth day of November A.D. 1851 and I hereby further give and bequeath unto my said sister Mary all the monies goods chattels and estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate and I appoint my said sister executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereto at St. John's aforesaid set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of July A. D. 1853. Jane Hester Hally (LS) Published and declared signed and sealed by the said Jane Hester Hally as her last will and testament in presence of F.B.T. Carter
|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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