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Will of James White
Saint John's Newfoundland 12th June 1837. I James White in full possession of all my faculties do bequeath & will as follows all other documents bearing a prior date to become null & void my property is as follows two houses situated at River Head & a fishing room with gear for the fishery belonging thereto in Black Tickle Labrador all making an income of forty pounds cy. Annually. I do bequeath & will twenty pounds cy yearly to my wife Catherine White fifteen pounds cy to my sister Ellen White at Waterford & the remaining five pounds yearly to be given to the Catholic Bishop of Newfoundland for the purpose of erecting the new Cathedral. After the death of my wife & sister their income to be given to the Friary of Waterford. I do appoint John Cusack & Patrick Dunphy Cooper my executors. James his x mark White (LS) Signed in presence of Nicholas Cusack. John Meagher.
|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. |
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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