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Will of Jane Pitcairn Jones
This is the last will and testament of me Jane Pitcairn Jones wife of Robert Parker Jones of Devonshire Road Holloway a Commander in the Royal Navy- I give devise and appoint all my estate share and interest whether in possession reversion or expectancy absolute or contingent of and in certain lands hereditaments and premises at or near Saint John’s in Newfoundland and called or known as The Grove Farm, and of which by virtue of any power or authority, powers or authorities, or of any separate right of property I am competent to dispose, unto and to the use of my said husband Robert Parker Jones for and during his natural life And from and after his decease then unto and to the use of my three sons Robert Parker Jones, Lewis Daly Jones, and William O’Hara Jones, for their several and respective lives, in equal shares as tenants in common: And from and immediately after their respective deceases, then unto and to the use of all and every the children and child of my said sons who shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years, in fee absolutely such respective children taking per stirpes and not per capita: With benefit of survivorship between and among my said sons, in the event of any or either of them dying without leaving issue: And with benefit of survivorship between or among the children of each such son in case any or either of them should die under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue. And I appoint my said husband Robert Parker Jones and my said sons Robert Parker Jones and Lewis Daly Jones executors of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixty.
J. P. Jones Signed by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses,
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)
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