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Will of John Hutchings
I John Hutchings of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Sailmaker being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make this to be my last will and testament First I hereby revoke all former wills and codicils by me at any time heretofore made
Secondly I order and direct that my debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied so soon after my decease as conveniently may be by my executor hereinafter appointed Thirdly I give and bequeath all my leasehold interests terms of years monies investments stock and good will in business debts sums of money due or to become due to me, Furniture tools utensils and all other my estate and property or right thereto at law and in equity wheresoever and whatsoever unto my son Charles Hutchings his executors administrators and assigns for ever to the full extent of my interest by whatsoever means claimable Fourthly I direct and require my said son Charles as a trust should his mother my dear wife Elizabeth survive me that he permit her during the term of her natural life for her own separate use and benefit to receive and take the rents and profits of my houses and premises interest on monies and investments in Bank or otherwise also the use of my furniture in my house and the occupation thereof jointly with him- Fifthly I order and direct that my daughter Rosella shall while she may remain unmarried dwell with my said wife and after my said wife's decease with my said son Charles- being so unmarried- be supported and clothed out of my said property-
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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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