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Will of Henry Renouf
In the name of God Amen. I Henry Renouf of Saint John’s Judge of the District Court do make ordain and publish the following as and for my last will and testament- to the Reverend Patrick Delaney of Saint John’s, Roman Catholic Curate I will and bequeath all my lands chattels and effects to have and to hold the same in trust (subject to the annual charges hereinafter mentioned) and to apply the rents issues and profits thereof to and towards the support and maintenance of my wife Emily Anne and our child Lucretia Mary during the lifetime of my said wife and on her demise then to apply the same to the maintenance education and support of my said daughter and her issue- But on the demise of my said daughter without issue I will and direct my executor to divide said rents issues and profits among those whom he may consider the most deserving of my children and their issue-
I will and devise that out of said rents issues and profits there shall be paid to my daughter Mary Ellen Bowen the sum of ten pounds per year for her maintenance and support so long as she may remain a widow and no longer and I impose such annuity as a charge on my lands and chattels- I will and bequeath the sum of two pounds ten shillings per year to the Orphanage of St. Michael’s and to the Convent of Mercy Military Road the further sum of two pounds ten shillings per year- I hereby nominate and appoint the said Reverend Patrick Delaney as my executor and revoke cancel and annual all other wills made by me- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 11th day of February A.D. 1880. Hy Renouf. Signed and declared as the last will and testament of Henry Renouf in our presence. Jos. I. Little. M. Berney.
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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