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Miscellaneous Wills Letter
Henry Jefferys



Will of Henry Jefferys
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 502 probate year 1905

Jefferys Henry.       Last will of

This is the Last will and testament of me Henry Jefferys, of LaPlante in the Electoral District of Burgeo and LaPoile, Planter, I direct that all my past debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid out of my estate. I appoint my wife, Harriet Ellen Jefferys to be the Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament. I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife all property of every description of which I may die possessed.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Fourth day of April Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and five (1905)    (signed) Henry Jefferys
Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. William Herridge.    Charles Ernest Powell.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Henry Jefferys.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
14 June 1905
Emerson J.
Probate to
Harriet E. Jefferys
July 10, 1905
Est. $4580.00(?) (very faint)



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 22, 2002

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