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Will of Stephen Reddix
In the name of God Amen I Stephen Reddix of Saint John’s Farmer do bequeath to my wife Jane Reddix during her life all the property now in my possession as long as she remain single i mean if she won’t get married again all my property consisting of a dwelling house and fifty acres of land and after my wife’s death my two sons Stephen Reddix and William Reddix are to possess the whole property that is twenty five acres each Providing each remain obedient to their mother in case any of them disobey my wife is entitled to leave it to any of the other children Stephen his X mark Reddix testator. Witnesses Michael Treacy, Laurence Byrne. Dated the first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine, Saint John’s, Newfoundland.
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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