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Will of William J. Herder
This is the last Will and Testament of me William J. Herder of
Saint John's, in the Island of Newfoundland, Newspaper Proprietor.
I revoke all former Wills by me at any time made and I appoint my
wife, Elizabeth, the Executrix of this my Will. I give and
bequeath to my said wife for her own use absolutely all the property
of whatsoever kind I may die possessed. In so far as the business
of the "Evening Telegram" newspaper is concerned
it is my wish that my said wife shall form the same into a limited
liability company and that she shall have full power to decide as
to the allocation of the shares therein. It is my desire and recommendation
that the Directors of the said company shall be my said wife my three
sons and Mr. Michael G. Martin whom I desire to be the secretary
of the said Company.
(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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 28, 2002
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