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Will of John Henry Warren
Know all men by these presents that I John Henry Warren of the town
of Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Gentleman being of sound
mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament. First. I bequeath to my beloved wife Louisa
Jane Warren during her life (whilst
she remains unmarried and my widow) for her support and the support of our
dear children all my property consisting of a farm adjoining Mr. John
on the road leading to the Sand Pits or Military firing ground- a lot of land
on the rear of Quigley’s north of upper Long Pond Road and also that
piece of land known as Barnes farm near Strawberry Marsh and facing upon the
Upper Long Pond road near Grenaway’s Cottage and lands also my interest
in four hundred and sixteen shares in the Notre Dame Mining Company and also
of one third interest of one square mile of land for mineral & other purposes
situate at Rogues Harbor in the Bay of Notre Dame and further the whole interest
of one square mile of land situate at Nippers Harbor also in said Bay of Notre
Dame. And further all that mercantile waterside
premises situate in Water Street adjoining the premises at present occupied
by Mr. Edwin Duder and held under a perpetual lease from A.
however to the yearly rental thereon and an annuity of one hundred pounds sterling
pr annum to be paid to my sister Ann Warren during her life, also all my household
furniture plate and all the rest and residue of all my real estate and personal
property for her support and the support of our dear children together with
any and all estate, right or interest in lands or other property which I may
acquire after the date of this will as long as she shall remain unmarried and
my widow but on her decease or marriage then I give and devise to my said children
and their heirs respectively to be divided in equal shares between them share
and share alike provided that my daughter Jane Elizabeth remaining unmarried
shall be first sufficiently and comfortably be provided for-
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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