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Will of Monier Williams Hutchings
The last will and testament of Monier Williams Hutchings of St. John’s Gentleman. I appoint Thomas R. Smith of St. John’s Merchant and George Adolphus Hutchings of same place Accountant the executors and Trustees under this my will. I give devise and bequeath all the property of which I may die possessed and in which I may be interested to the said executors and the survivor of them upon trust to realize- and to hold and apply the whole as follows- viz- the rents, issues and profits equally among my children who shall survive me and the children taking per stirpes of such as may have predeceased me- Upon the death of any of my said children not leaving children them surviving the share of such shall go to my other children or my grandchildren by deceased children taking per stirpes as aforesaid- and in the event of any of my children not having children them surviving who shall attain the sage of twenty one years the shares that would otherwise have ultimately become the property of such my children’s children shall go to my other children and their children taking in manner aforesaid- In witness whereof I have to these presents subscribed my name at St. John’s aforesaid the fifth day of January A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy five-
Monier W. Hutchings. Executed and declared as and for his last will and testament by the said testator in presence of us who in presence of each other and of said testator have to these presents subscribed our names as witnesses the day and year aforesaid the same having first been read over to the testator who was blind the word “such” fourth line of this page being first interlined. Robert J. Pinsent John Dunphy.
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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