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Will of Jacob Simms
In re the Estate of Jacob Simms deceased
I Jacob Simms of Harbor Breton Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Harbor Breton this twenty-third day of September A.D. 1901. Jacob his X mark Simms
Whereas I Jacob Simms of Hr. Breton Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory have made my last will and testament in writing bearing the date twenty-third of September A.D. 1901 and have in Section 4 thereof "given devised and bequeathed all the rest and remainder of my monies remaining from Sections 1, 2 and 3 to all my sons and daughters in equal shares" now I do by this my writing which I hereby declare to be a codicil to my last will and testament to be taken as a part thereof, will and direct that my two sisters Sarah Jensen of Harbor Breton and Elizabeth Leander of English Harbor west Fortune Bay, and my brother Benjamin Simms of Harrington Hr. Labrador, together with my sons and daughters receive equal shares of the aforesaid monies mentioned in said section 4. also it is my will that should any of the legatees die before me, the said monies will be divided equally among the remainder. And lastly it is my desire that this my present codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament to all intents and purposes. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of November A.D. 1902
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and codicil of Jacob Simms.
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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. |
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