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Will of William Wheatley
This is the last will and testament of me William Wheatley of Saint John’s Newfoundland. I devise & bequeath all property in personal estate to which I shall die in anywise entitled unto my dear wife Mary Cowan Wheatley absolutely; and I appoint the said Mary Cowan Wheatly sole executrix of this my only will. In witness whereof I the testator have hereunto set my hand this twenty third day of May A.D. one thousand eight hundred & eighty three. Wm. Wheatley. Signed in presence of Jos. B. Whiddon.
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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