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Will of William Wiltshire
In re William Wiltshire deceased.
This is the last will and testament of William Wiltshire, of the town of Catalina in the district of Trinity, Country of Newfoundland Fisherman. I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate of every kind and description and wherever situated unto my son Ezra Wiltshire, and at his death unto his first born male child absolutely forever, hereby appointing him the sole executor of this my will I hereby revoke all other wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand this sixth day of May One thousand nine hundred and three. - William his X mark Wiltshire - (LS)
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 8, 2002
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