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Will of John Noon
This is the last will and testament of me John Noon of St. John’s Newfoundland, First I give and bequeath to my executor hereafter named the sum of two hundred and thirty pounds currency and also the northern dwelling house situate in Queen’s Street (at present occupied by me) upon trust for my executor to apply the interest and rents thereof for the use of my wife Ann for and during her natural life and after her decease for the use of my son William during his natural life and after his decease for the use of his children share and share alike. Secondly, I give and bequeath all my other dwelling house in Queen’s Street and all other property real and personal of which I shall die possessed unto my said son William. I appoint William Vallance Whiteway Esquire of St. John’s aforesaid Barrister executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John’s aforesaid this 6th day of May A.D. 1861. John Noon (LS) Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Fredk R. Page, William M. Bearns.
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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