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Will of James Allan Ledingham
In re James Allan Ledingham deceased
St. John's Newfoundland October second one thousand nine Hundred and Fourteen. I James Allan Ledingham having volunteered my services and joined the Newfoundland regiment and leaving for England hereby leave in charge of my affairs in connection with my late father's estate and my private affairs to be looked after by my Aunt Agnes Ledingham, John Anderson, and my brother Alexander Roger Ledingham. In the event of my not returning through death my interest in my father's estate to be divided equally between my Aunt Agnes Ledingham and my sisters Bessie V. Agnes A., and Anna M J Ledingham. To my sister Bessie I leave an insurance policy [Mutual life] for $1000. The balance of my Insurance $3000 [sum life] to be divided as follows. To my Aunt Agnes Ledingham $1000. To my sister Bessie Ledingham $1000 to my sister Anna Ledingham $1000. -James Allan Ledingham witness L. J. White.
Correct Charles H. Emerson
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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.
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