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Will of Julia Henley
This is the last will and testament of Julia Henley late of Saint John's in the Central District of Newfoundland, Widow, I give and bequeath to my son William Bickford Henley my mahogany tea table and his father's and mother's likenesses. To my daughter Julia Bickford Hart I give and bequeath my side board and looking glass. To my daughter Eliza Bickford Henley I give and bequeath my feather bed, bedding, best furniture and best quilt. To my daughter Mary Grace Munden I give and bequeath my chest of drawers. To each of my grandchildren I give and bequeath the sum of two pounds. My wearing apparel I desire to be divided equally between my three daughters. And I further desire that after I have been decently and properly intered and all my lawful debts paid the residue of my personal property be divided in equal shares between my children. The property to which I refer is situated in the following manner, viz, Seventy pounds is deposited in the Savings Bank of Saint John's Newfoundland, fifty pounds of which is in my own name and the remaining twenty is deposited in Samuel Henley's name. I also have the sum of twenty pounds in my pocket book, Mr. John Maddox owes me fifteen pounds for which I hold his note of hand which is to be found together with my pocket book, and the Savings Bank note of deposit in the drawer of my side board. And I hereby nominate and appoint Mr. Azariah Munden to be executor of this my will.
|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. |
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