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Will of Richard Langley
This is the last will and testament of me Richard Langley of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Merchant. In the first place I direct that out of my estate all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid and subject thereto I give devise and bequeath all my estate real and personal to my beloved wife Sarah for her sole use and benefit relying upon her care and affection for the distribution of any part thereof that may remain after her decease at her discretion among the different members of our family And I appoint my said wife executrix and my son in law Nicholas Mudge of Saint John's Merchant executor of this my will. Dated at Saint John's aforesaid the eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four. Richd Langley (LS) Witness W.B. Row. Saml Langley.
|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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