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Will of Stephen McDonald
In re Stephen McDonald deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Stephen McDonald of
St. John's in the Dominion of Newfoundland labourer. I direct that
my executrix hereinafter named shall first pay my just debts funeral
and testamentary expenses. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Mary
McDonald all my property of every description whatsoever and
wheresoever situate. I hereby appoint the said Mary McDonald sold
executrix of this my last will and testament. I hereby revoke all
wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me. In witness
whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed at St. John's aforesaid
this seventeenth day of February Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred
Correct William F. Lloyd
(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.
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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit January 22, 2002
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