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Will of Thomas Smyth
In re Thomas Smyth deceased
I Thomas Smyth of St. John's, Cooper, do make this my last will and testament. I will and bequeath to my two daughters, Agnes, wife of Patrick Smith, of Witless Bay, and Josephine, wife of Stewart Long. All my right, title and interest in the house which I now occupy, with all its contents, share and share alike. The ground rent in the same house with all other taxes, to be paid in equal proportions by them. To my sons Thomas Junior, and George. I will and bequeath all my right, title and interest in that piece of land, on which my Cooperage stands, and fronting on Bannerman Street, with the exception, that my two daughters, Agnes and Josephine, will have a joint right to use with them, the passageway leading from Bannerman Street, to the back of the Dwelling House. I appoint my sons Thomas Junior, and my son-in-law, Patrick Smith, to be my Executors. Dated at St. John's, this 26th day of February Anno Domini, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. -Thomas Smyth witness:- John Sullivan witness:- George J. Coughlan. Signed in his and each others presence.
Correct Charles H. Emerson
(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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