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Will of John Mitchell
Know all men by these presents that I John Mitchell of Harbor Grace Newfoundland Cabinet maker being of sound disposing mind memory and recollection do make and publish this my last will and testament- I give devise and bequeath all my real estate of whatever description or wheresoever situate and also all my leasehold and other personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever, unto my wife Elizabeth Mitchell her heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever according to the nature and tenure thereof. It is also my will that my said wife do provide for niece Ellen Mary Donovan until she marries. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Harbor Grace Newfoundland this twenty seventh day of October A.D. 1874. John Mitchell (LS) Signed and sealed by the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. A.T. Drysdale, David A. Flynn.
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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