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Will of Henry Shepherd
The will of Henry Shepherd, School-Master, Pass Island Hermitage Bay Newfoundland. I desire if it should please God for me to die on this Island to be buried in a modest Christian manner at the least possible expense and after my lawful debts are paid I give and bequeath unto the Church of England Orphan Asylum the sum of fifteen pounds currency and I also give and bequeath to the Bishopric Endowment Fund for the Church of England in Newfoundland the sum of ten pounds cy- and the remaining property which may belong to me at my death I give and bequeath to my brother Benjamin Parkman Shepherd native of St. James’ Bristol and late Bookseller, the Mall, Clifton England and I further desire the Revd Edward Colley to be executor of this will- In witness whereof I give my hand and seal this seventeenth day of January 1872 A.D.
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. 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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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