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Will of Joseph Innott
This is the last will and testament of Joseph Innott of Harbor Grace In the Island of Newfoundland Gentleman whereby I give and dispose of my worldly estate as follows, being of sound mind and memory, but weak in body from sickness and affliction. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary the dwelling house in which I reside commonly known by the name of "Harriet Lodge" situated on the Hill north of the dwelling house of Mr. R.C. Bray, school master at Harbor Grace aforesaid, together with the lands belonging to the same formerly purchased by me from the Trustees of the late George Garland's Estate, vizt Messrs. Clift and Simpson, with my interest in a small piece of land near thereto, purchased of Mr. George Bayly and in part paid for. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary also all my household furniture and other effects of every kind whatsoever of which I may die possessed. I request my executors will cause my body to be interred in the burial ground of the Episcopal Church, after my decease, alongside the remains of the late Doctor Sterling. Lastly I appoint James Bayly Sub-Collector of His Majesty's Customs, and John Fitzgerald, Gentleman, executors to this my last will and 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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (February 18, 2003)
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