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Will of Elizabeth Wood
In re Elizabeth Wood deceased
This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Wood of Catalina in the Northern district of the Island of Newfoundland I hereby revoke all former Wills and Testaments dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. First I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Jessie my Dwelling House and Furniture, Shop and Contents, Beds and Bedding Barn or Stable, land including meadows and garden. Second I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Jessie all the money that I may die possessed of after deducting therefrom my just debts and funeral expenses. Third, In the event of Jessie's death the whole of the above is to be divided between my two sons Peter and Albert share and share alike. Fourth Should Albert predecease Jessie the whole of the property goes to Peter. Fifth Should Peter die before Albert the whole of the property goes to Albert. Sixth If Peter and Albert predecease Jessie the property is to be divided between my two grandsons Cecil and Frank share and share alike. Lastly I hereby appoint the Rev. G. S. Chamberlain and Ned Somerton both of Catalina to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Wood have hereto subscribed my name the twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirteen Elizabeth her X mark Wood. Signed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who, at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses George Seymour Chamberlain Clerk in Holy Orders Fred Somerton J.P.
Correct Charles H. Emerson
(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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