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Will of Simon Trask
In re Simon Trask deceased
Bird Island Cove, Newfoundland March 19th 1897
Codicle Elliston 2 December 1903. Be it known to all whom it may concern that I Simon Trask still being in bodily health & of a sound mind do herewith & now make this codicle to my will and testamony made on the 19th day of March 1897 & as stated above, before the same witnesses as foregoing. I do now bequeath, the residue of my property to my beloved wife Susanna Trask, & in case of her deceased before my own, do so order that the residue shall fall to my son Job Trask & after his death, to his son Simon, iso, from heir to heir. Signed this day 2 Dec. 1908 Simon Trask Witnesses Samson Trask Sr. John Hicks Herbert J. Ainsy M.M.
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.
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.
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