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Will of Thirza Saint
Bonavista, Newfoundland, 14th March 1881. This is the last will and testament of me Thirza Saint of Bonavista Widow. I hereby revoke all other wills made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament I give devise and bequeath all monies that I may be possessed of after all my debts and funeral expenses are paid to my grandchildren-children of Joseph and Sarah Gates share and share alike I bequeath all the property which I am possessed of in my own right and under the will of my late husband to Elizabeth wife of Jabez Saint and Annie Caroline wife of James Saint in trust for their children that is to say for the children of Jabez and James Saint or the survivors of them share and share alike. Any rents that may be due me by the executors of my late husband’s will arising from the estate of my son Jabez Saint I bequeath to my grandchildren children of Jabez Saint share and share alike. I appoint James Brown and Dr. R.E. Forbes executors of this my last will and testament. Thirza her X mark Saint. Signed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said Thirza Saint who in our presence executed the same, we in her presence and the presence of each other signing the same as witnesses thereto. This will was read over to Thirza Saint (before making her mark) in our presence this fourteenth day of March eighteen hundred and eighty one, James Brown, Robert E. Forbes, witnesses. James Brown, Robt E. Forbes.
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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