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Will of John Reader
In the Estate of
This is the last will and Testament of me John Reader planter of Bonavista in the District of Bonavista Newfoundland. I will and bequeath to my wife, Mary Ann Reader, all money due, and belonging to me including the insurance on my life. I also bequeath to her the house and land for her use in the bringing up of the children, except as hereafter noted, as long as she remains unmarried, and in the event of her death or marrying again, the house and land on which it stands, and which is connected therewith, shall become the property of my son John, and the rest of the land shall be held by all my children equally, with the exception hereafter stated, until such time as the girls get married, and then the land shall be divided between my two sons The exception above referred to I make in favour of my son Albert who shall have the right to put a house on any portion of that land before it is divided as herein provided for. I further bequeath to my sons Albert George Reader and John Reader the fish store, Flake, stage, and land connected therewith, and all my fishing property boats, traps, &c to be divided between them.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of John Reader.
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written 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. |
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 25, 2002)
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