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Will of James Pennock
This is the last will and testament of me James Pennock of Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Tin plate Worker I hereby revoke all former wills and codicils by me at any time made. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid by my executors hereinafter named I give and bequeath to my mother Henrietta Pennock the sum of fifty pounds currency which I direct shall be paid out of the proceeds of the Policy of Insurance for one thousand dollars effected on my life in the Canada Life Assurance Company I give devise and bequeath to my wife Harriet Pennock all the rest residue and remainder of my property whether consisting of lands moneys chattels real and personal goods choses in action or otherwise I appoint the Reverend Arthur C. F. Wood of Saint John Curate of St. Thomas and Stanley B. Carter of Saint John’s Barrister at Law Executors of this my last will and testament Dated at Saint John’s this fourth day of October A.D. 1877.
James Pennock (LS) Signed sealed and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Donald Morison, Mary Bodin.
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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