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Will of John F. Hearn
In the name of God Amen. I John F. Hearn of St. John’s Merchant do make publish and declare the following as and for my last will and testament I give devise and bequeath to my aunt Miss Joanna Fox all my goods moneys property and effects of whatsoever nature or kind the same may be and wheresoever situate for her own sole use and benefit in trust however that she shall carry into effect the bequests trusts and provisoes contained in the will of my late brother Thomas and upon the further trust to do and perform the directions contained in a certain memorandum or note signed by me and addressed to her and which I shall leave in her care- I do hereby nominate and appoint my said aunt sole executrix of this my will and do revoke and declare null all former wills by me made. Dated at St. John’s this twenty fourth day of December Anno Domini 1880. Jno. F. Hearn. Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hands as witnesses on the day and year above written. John Henderson. Robert J. Kent.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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