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Will of William Haynes
This is the last will and testament of me William Haynes of 28 Scott Street in the City of St. John's, Newfoundland. I hereby revoke all wills and testamentary instruments heretofore by me made. I appoint my wife, Jane Haynes of 28 Scott St. St. John's Newfoundland, and my son Francis Thomas Haynes of 28 Scott St. St. John's Newfoundland, to be my Executors. I direct my Executors to pay my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Jane Haynes, the house No. 28 Scott St. In the City of St. John's, also my furniture and effects of every kind contained in said house to my wife during her lifetime, at her demise, I will my house aforementioned to my son Francis Thomas Haynes, his heirs & assigns for ever. Witness my hand this Fifth day of December 1912
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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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