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Will of John Neil
In the name of God Amen, I John Neil of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Mariner, being sick of body but of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament It is my wish and desire that all my lawful debts be first paid and my body be decently interred I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Ellen the dwelling house now in
|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 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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