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Will of Rev. Thomas Hennebury
Trepassey, 23rd Sept. 1881. This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Hennebury P.P. of Trepassey that all my money as to the 2/3rds be given to my brother John Hennebury, that the other to be given to my sister Margaret Hennebury that all my propertys the improvements on land, valued by justice, be given to my nephew he to pay my expenses & debts out of it As also to pay Anne Devereux £20, Betsey Devereux £15, sister, Masses dead & living for those that I did not say Masses to be said to amount of 10£ Books marked “Monastery” to be sent back I believe they belong to Mercy Convent Bishop Fleming’s Library. £10 or £20 Masses for my soul, if not money take some of the cash Nephew to act in some cases by his own prudence. Thos. Hennebury. I Rev. T. Hennebury owe about Four pounds £4. 0. 0 for restitutions or more say £1. 0.0 to insurance Company and two pounds £2. 0. 0 for allocated destitution. Executors to my will my nephew Revd John Roe, Hon. Joseph Little Barrister at law St. John’s Nfld. T. Hennebury P.P. School money is to be regulated also according to the amounts, T. Hennebury.
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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