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Will of Edward Reddy
St. John's Nfld 19 May 1833. I Edward Reddy of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind do hereby declare the following to be my last will and testament. I bequeath to Sarah my wife and to my four youngest children my schooner Mary Anne and Materials with all my property in Maggotty Cove for ever each holding an equal proportion reserving to each of my elder children five in number as much ground as will be sufficient for them to build a house not exceeding thirty feet square. I also bequeath to my wife and to my four youngest children any interest I may possess in the fishing room and premises which I now occupy in equal proportions, and in the event of my wife Sarah marrying after my demise the whole of her part of the property to devolve upon my daughter Sarah. To my wife Sarah and four youngest children I bequeath whatever monies I may possess or whatever may be recovered after my demise. I hereby nominate and appoint James McBride & James Tracy to be executors under this will. I deliver this as my last will and testament. Edward his x mark Reddy. In presence of, delivered in the presence of Newman W. Hoyles. Barth'w Bonifant.
|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. |
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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