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Will of John Warren
This is the last will and testament of me John Warren of Saint John's Newfoundland Master Mariner and by this I do revoke all my former wills of every kind and of every date. I give and bequeath to my wife Catherine Jane Warren all my property that I have in Saint John's Newfoundland or that I may possess there at my death weither land or leasehold house or houses money in my house or in any Bank or Banks weither in Newfoundland or in any other country and also any interest right or part I may have in any vessel or vessels for and during her natural life or so long as she shall remain single and unmarried and after her death or day of her second marriage which shall first take place then all the above property shall go or decend to all my children that may be then living in equal shares and for their sole use and benefit. I also give and bequeath to my wife above named all my household furniture, beads, plate, books and charts. As to any property that may be given or that may fall to me at the death of my mother Elizabeth Warren of Shaldon in the Parish of Saint Nicholas County of Devon (old England) that I give and bequeath exclusively to all my children in equal shares But should none of my children survive or outlive me then and in that case the said property shall go back or decend to my brother and sisters or to their children in equal shares. And I do hereby make and appoint my said wife Catherine Jane Warren the sole executrix of this my last will and testament Given under my hand and seal this nineteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four.
|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 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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