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Will of John Quirk
This is the last will and testament of me John Quirk of Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland, Farmer- I appoint my wife Mary Quirk my sole executrix and I give and bequeath unto my said wife all the property whether real or personal that I am possessed of or that I may die possessed of. John Quirk. Signed by the said John Quirk in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other hereto subscribe our names as witnesses, Hugh H. Carter Barrister-at-law, John Dwyer, Oak Farm.
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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