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In the name of God Amen. I Ann O’Conor of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland widow do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament First I direct that all my just and lawful debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be duly paid- Secondly I give devise and bequeath all my property moneys goods chattels and effects whatsoever and wheresoever situate to my brother Edward Power with whom I am now residing for his own absolute use and benefit and I do hereby nominate and appoint him executor of this my will and lastly I do hereby revoke and declare void all wills by me heretofore made. Dated at St. John’s aforesaid this 12th day of March 1883. Anne O’Conor. Signed by the said Anne O’Conor in presence of Robert J. Kent, Thomas Prendergast.
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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