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Will of James Joy
In the name of God Amen. I James Joy of Harbor Main in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, fisherman, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, but being of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following, viz- First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Joy as long as she remains in my name, all my land and houses. I also give and bequeath unto my two sons John Joy and James Joy, after the death or change of name of my beloved wife, Elizabeth Joy, all my land to be equally divided between them. I also give and bequeath unto my said son John Joy, after the death or change of name of my beloved wife Elizabeth Joy, my dwelling house. I hereby appoint Charles Furey sole executor of this my last will and testament.
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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