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Will of John W. Withers
In re John W. Withers deceased
This is the last Will and Testament of me John W.Withers of St.John's in the Island of newfoundland Kings Printer. I give and bequeath unto William Boland a Compositor in my Printing Office of many years standing the sum of Five Hundred Dollars and all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects, of whatsoever discription and wheresoever situate, I give and bequeath unto my wife Emma Hoyles Withers to hold the same in her own right absolutely and forever Subject never the less to the payment of the sum or annuity I have already provided for and made payable to my daughter Helen Colville wife of Mansel Colvile amounting to One thousand five hundred dollars. And I nominate and appoint my wife as sole Executrix of this my said last Will and Testament.
Correct William F. Lloyd
(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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