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Will of John Stuart
This is the last will and testament of me John Stuart of St. John’s Gentleman. All my real and personal property of every description whatsoever and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath to my beloved daughter Maud Hamilton Stuart for her sole and separate use absolutely and also all property of every description that I may hereafter in any way become possessed of or interested in or in which my estate may become interested I appoint my said daughter sole executrix of this my will. John Stuart. Signed published and declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and in presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses this 4th day of July 1882, Mary Halley, J.H. Boone.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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