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Will of Henry J. Harvey
This is the last will and testament of me Henry J. Harvey of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Accountant. I give devise and bequeath to my executor hereinafter named the whole of my estate and all moneys now due me in outstanding debts to realize my said estate and hold all moneys realized in trust first to pay all my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and second to pay to my mother Amelia Harvey the residue of my said estate as she shall require it, my said mother Amelia Harvey to have all monies paid to her out of my said estate to her separate use free and clear of the control of any husband which she now has or may hereafter have. I hereby appoint George LeMessurier of St. John’s aforesaid Barrister-at-law sole executor of this my last will and testament Dated at St. John’s aforesaid this 14th day of March A.D. 1882. Henry J. Harvey. Witnesses by us George M. Hayward and George LeMessurier in the presence of each other and in the presence of the testator George M. Hayward, George LeMessurier.
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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