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Will of Robert Mugridge
This is the last will and testament of me Robert Mugridge of St. John’s Newfoundland. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my executor hereinafter named, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give and bequeath to my second son Aron all my household furniture, linen, wearing apparel, books, plate, pictures, china, farm and building thereon, horses, carts and carriages, and also all and every sum and sums of money which may be found in my house, or be about my person, or due to me at the time of my decease, and also all my stocks, funds and securities for money, books debts money on bonds, bills, notes or other securities, and all and every other item of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever, both real and personal, whether in possession or reversion remainder or expectancy to and for my second son Aron’s own use and benefit absolutely and I nominate constitute and appoint him to be sole executor of this my will and hereby revoking all other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made I declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Robert Mogridge have to this my last will and testament set my hand the twenty-sixth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy three.
Signed by the testator, Robert his X mark Mugridge. and acknowledged by him to be his last will & testament in the presence of us present at the same time and subscribed by us in the presence of the said testator and of each other, Attesting witnesses James T. Southcott, John Southcott, James Knight.
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. 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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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