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Will of Susan Anne Joliffe Hogsett
In the name of God Amen. I Susan Anne Joliffe Hogsett of Saint John’s in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland, Widow, do make this my last will and testament; Whereby I give and bequeath to my son George James Hogsett and my daughter Anne Mooney their and each of their heirs All property of every description of which I shall die possessed to be held by them and their heirs forever, subject to an allowance once in full to the children of my deceased daughter Mary Smythe such as my executor hereinafter named and my said legatees George Samuel Hogsett and Anne Mooney or their representatives shall assent to. And I hereby appoint Frederic Bunting M.D. executor to this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal at St. John’s aforesaid this twentieth day of December Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty six.
Susan A.J. Hogsett (LS) Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us having been first read over to the testator in our presence, Charles Cowan, Patrick J. Scott.
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. 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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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