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Will of Samuel Langley
This is the last will and testament of me Samuel Langley of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Merchant I give devise and bequeath all the estate and effects of which I may die possessed to my beloved wife Selina upon trust after payment of my just debts and funeral expenses to apply the residue thereof towards the maintenance of herself and my two children Sarah and Ellen Rowell and the education my said children and in case of my said wife marrying again the whole of what may then remain to be applied to the maintenance and education of my said children. I appoint my said beloved wife my sole executrix and revoke all other wills by me ever made.
|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 (December 16, 2002)
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