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Will of Edgar Fielding Taylor
This is the last will and testament of me Edgar Fielding Taylor. I will devise and bequeath unto my wife Sarah Anne Winton all the property that I am possessed of or entitled to consisting of the interest of the house in which I now reside my household furniture, bed, bedding and linen, plate & plated ware books and pictures, my watch and chain and other personal effects I also bequeath to my said wife any balance of wages due me from my employees Messrs. P. & L. Tessier, and any sum of money belonging to me, and retained for me in the hands of my said employees and all other property that I may be entitled to Provided my wife should not give birth to a living child Fifty pounds shall be paid to my mother and I appoint my said wife the sole executrix of this my will. St. John’s the 20th day of March 1879. Edgar Fielding Taylor. Signed and declared by the above named testator for his last will & testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other have hereunto signed our names as witnesses thereto, Richd Hoyle, Lewis Robert Tessier, Charles Ledner.
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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