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Will of William Mokeler
Realizing the uncertainty of life I William Mokeler of the Town of St. John's Newfoundland make this last will and testament while in the possession of sound mind and memory, this 19th day of January nineteen hundred & one. I give bequeath and devise my estate and property as follows. I give devise & bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Mokeler the houses in which we now reside situated 31 Freshwater road in the town aforesaid. Also all the household furniture and other items not particularly named and otherwise disposed of in this my will. I give and devise to my son John W. Mokeler the piece of land situated on the Bay Bulls Road & containing about 36 acres and last I hereby appoint my wife Mary Mokeler to be Executrix of this my last will & testament revoking and annulling all former wills, by me made, and ratifying and confirming this, and no other to be my last will and testament. I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal this 19th day of January A.D. 1901. - William his x mark Mokeler (L S) - Signed sealed and declared by the above named as his last will & testament in the presence of us, who, at his request have signed as witnesses of the same. Hannah Breen (L S) E. W. Breen (L S)
(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. |
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