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Will of Clement Hudson
In the name of God Amen. This is the last will and testament of me Clement Hudson of Pouch Cove Newfoundland. I hereby leave to my son Thomas Hudson the sum of four pounds cy also my son Matthew Hudson the sum of four pounds cy To my daughter Caroline Sullivan the sum of three pounds cy To my daughter Jane Mundy the sum of three pounds cy To my daughters Claudia Evans the sum of three pounds cy To my daughter Mary Agnes Churchill the sum of three pounds cy. The remainder of the money belonging to me (the above Clement Hudson) in the Union Bank of Newfoundland I hereby leave to my son Clement Hudson who is to pay out of it my funeral expenses All my other property to remain as hitherto divided. Written on this eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven. Signed by me Clement his X mark Hudson. Witnesses, Reuben Pippy, George Paine.
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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