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Will of Thomas M. McNeil
(In this will every time but one, that the clerk wrote the name; he wrote Thomas McM. McNeil, I have of course, transcribed it the way he wrote it but I believe it should be Thomas M. McNeil)
In re Thomas McM.(?) McNeil deceased
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Thomas McM. McNeil of St. John's in the island of Newfoundland Chemist and Druggist. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah Gertrude McNeil all my property of every kind and description whatsoever and I hereby appoint my said wife Sarah Gertrude McNeil the sold executrix of this my will, hereby revoking all former wills and testamentary dispositions at any time made by me. In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my Will at St. John's aforesaid this day of August Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and one T. M. McNeil - signed by the above named Thomas McM. McNeil as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Jas. S. Blackwood Jno P. Austin
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.
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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