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Will of James Waddleton
This is the last will and testament of James Waddleton of Trepassey in the Southern District of Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory at the time of making hereof- I do give and bequeath to my sons John Waddleton- James Waddleton, George Waddleton and Richard Waddleton in equal proportions that is to say, one fourth part each of all the property belonging to me at the time of my death of all kinds and description including my land and premises at Trepassey- Boats Craft fishing materials household furniture, cash in the Union Bank and effects of every kind as aforesaid And I hereby appoint my son John Waddleton to be my sole executor- Given under my hand and seal at Trepassey this 13th thirteenth day of June eighteen hundred and sixty four 1864, James his X mark Waddleton (LS)
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. 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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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