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Will of John McGuire
The last will of John McGuire of Torbay
The last will and Testament of John McGuire of Torbay in the central District of St. John's Newfoundland I John McGuire do hereby will and bequeath all my property and effects as follows
Here is two copys of the will one to be given to the resident clergyman and the other to be left for the witnesses the copy is to be kept in the house till we both are in our graves May the lord have mercy on our souls Given from under my hand this 24th day of January 1894 John McGuire witness Michael his X mark Dunphy Executors to will James McGuire his X mark.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of John McGuire
(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.
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