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Will of James Long
In the name of God Amen. I James Long of
Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Shop-keeper do hereby declare
the following to be my last will and testament, namely- First
I will and direct that my executor and executrix hereinafter named shall after
my death pay all lawful debts, funeral and testamentary expenses due by me
or my estate- Second, I give devise and bequeath unto my
beloved wife Anastatia
Long all my money Bank stock, money in Bank or elsewhere and all my
goods chattels and effects and all my lands tenements and property of every
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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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