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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Wade Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 33 probate year 1906.
In the Estate of
John Wade (deceased)
This is the last will and Testament of John Wade Sr. of Conception Harbor
I John Wade being of sound mind do give and bequeath to my eldest son Michael Wade one acre of land, on North side of my land, But with the following condition: That if said acre of land be about to be sold my younger son James is to get first offer. On no condition has the said land to be sold to any other than a Wade. To my younger son James, I give and bequeath the remainder of my property what soever and wheresoever of what nature and quality soever absolutely and for ever, I hereby appoint my younger son James sole executor of this my will.
In witness whereof I hereto sign my hand this thirteenth day of November in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and two. (Signed) John x his mark Wade
Signed by said John Wade in our presence each present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other attest and subscribe our names as witnesses thereof the same having been first read over and explained witnesses James J. Walker. James J. Wade. Daniel Flynn
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of John Wade
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
on the 8th day
of June AD 1906
|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. |
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