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Will of Jane Johnson
In the name of God Amen, I Jane Johnson widow of the late Henry Johnson, Master Mariner, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, do hereby give and bequeath to my eldest son Thomas Johnson the piece of ground on which the house he has erected stands I also give and devise to my second son Matthew Johnson the dwelling house now in the occupancy of my son Thomas Johnson. I further give and devise to my grand daughter Mary Jane Martin, the plot of garden ground situate to the east of the house bequeathed to my son Matthew Johnson. I also appoint my son Matthew Johnson my sole executor. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four at St. John's aforesaid. Jane Johnson her x mark (LS) Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of us who have also subscribed our hands in the presence of each other the fourteenth line having been first interlined. John Parin, Thomas F.H. Bridge.
|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 (April 14, 2003)
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