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Will of Newman Wright Hoyles
In the name of God Amen, I Newman Wright Hoyles of Dartmouth in the County of Devon England but now residing in St. John's Newfoundland, Merchant being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding but mindful of my mortality do this seventh day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty six make & publish this my last will & testament in manner & form following. First I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, and my body I commit to the earth to be decently and privately buried with as little expense as may be Also I give and bequeath to my dearest wife Lucretia Hoyles the whole of my property wheresoever & whatsoever at her own disposal (after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid) well knowing from twenty five years experience that the interests & happiness of our children will be her chief object in the use of it. And I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my said wife Lucretia Hoyles the executrix of this my last will & testament.
|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.
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