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Will of Richard Webber
This is the last will and testament of me Richard Webber Seaman and at present Mate of the Annie Laurie in St. John's Newfoundland, I appoint the Revd. Mr. Harris, Wesleyan Minister, and at present in St. John's my executor. I bequeath to my said executor his executors, administrators and assigns my house and land at Monkstown and all other my property of which I may die possessed or entitled unto, in trust to lease and properly manage and care for the said house land and property and pay over the annual proceeds and profits thereof to my wife Elizabeth for her use and support so long as she shall live and continue unmarried, and on her death or marriage to pay the said annual proceeds and profits to and for the use and support of my child or children share and share alike if more than one and if but one for the use and support of that one And on the death of all my said children I direct that the said house, land and property shall be divided equally between my brothers and sisters who shall then be living if more than one and if but one all to that one.
|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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