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Will of Lydia Murray
The last will of Lydia Murray widow St. John's
Last will and Testament of Lydia Murray nee Radford of St. John's, Nfld. I Lydia Murray, nee Radford, widow of St. John's, Newfoundland do in this my last will and Testament give and bequeath to my grand niece Emma Radford Norman nee Wills, the Dwelling house no 44 now occupied by me on the North Side of Water Street, in the said City of St. John's together with all my right title and interest in the said Dwelling house. My nephew, Pasco Marcus Wills father of the said Emma Radford Norman, nee Wills to occupy a room in said house during the full period of his natural life To my nephew Henry Radford now absent from the Colony, I give and bequeath the Eastern half of the double house on the Southside of Water Street West but should he not return to claim the same, I give and bequeath the said last mentioned house to his brother and my nephew, Archibald Marcus Radford. The western half of said double house I give and bequeath to my niece Isabella Radford To my nephew Pasco Marcus Wills and to his daughter Emma Radford Norman, nee Wills, I give and bequeath the large double house in Brennan's Lane half to each in the said city of St. John's. The small house in Brennan's Lane, in the said city of St. John's, I give and bequeath to my niece Ada Parmiter nee Drizzell and I name Alexander A. Parsons, of the said city of St. John's, my executor to see this my last will and testament carried out after my decease Given under my hand at Saint John's Newfoundland this Fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three Lydia Murray Witnesses Alex A. Parsons, Stephen Bishop William Bishop.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the Last Will of Lydia Murray
(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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