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Will of Ellen Tobin
This is the last will and testament of me Ellen Tobin of Saint John’s, Widow. I will and bequeath to my executor all the lands goods chattels monies and effects which I now have or may be entitled to or hereafter possess, to have and hold the same unto my said executor for the use and benefit of my children. To invest all principal of monies which may be coming to me and apply the interest thereon toward the support and maintenance of my children until the youngest shall attain full age when the whole of my mns and effects shall be distributed equally between them. I appoint J. I. Little executor hereof. Saint John’s 18th Septr 1876. Ellen her X mark Tobin. Witnesses above written will having been read over and explained to the said Ellen Tobin in our presence and approved of by her before she put her mark thereto, Robert J. Kent, Jas. M. Donnelly.
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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