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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Stephen S. Andrews


Will of Stephen S. Andrews
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 410 probate year 1886

In re
      Stephen S. Andrews deceased.

In the name of God Amen.    I Stephen S. Andrews of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being at this time of sound mind and memory and as it has pleased God to bless me with worldly property in goods and chattels and lands I therefore dispose of the same in the following manner viz First I give my soul to God my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner according to the rites of the prodecent religion of my Church the expences of my funeral to come out the funds of British Society whereof I am a member of the same and should there be anney money wanting to draw from the funs of Masonic Insurance of wich I am a member should theire be anney left in Funds of Insurance you are to place too suitable head stones one for my self and one for my disased wife or one suitable for us both, with the Eneshals of our Names engraved with day of death my wife dieing on the twenty fifth of december 25th 1882
Secondly I do give and bequeath to my dater Catherine Crane all my landed property warf and store front and back land Mr Davis house is three feet Nine inches on the same land I am given you and your children I do give and bequeath to my dauter Catherine Crane all that peice of back land bot of me from my brother John Andrews measuring 143 feet north and south east and west mesuring 62 feet
Thirdly I do give to my dater Catherine Crane and her all my household Furniture Should you Should you survive your children or even but one live the whole of that property shall and will be his or hers I do give and bequath to my grand son James crane a place to build a house on that peice of land East of Milliam Andrews house for ever I also give and bequath to my grand son Stephen A. Crane son of Catherine Crane a place to build a house adjoining Mr. Davis house to and to hold for ever when he arrive at age of twenty one I do give and bequath to my grand dauter Gurtrude Crane a bed Bolsters and bedding I give and bequath to grand son Fred Crane one bed beolsters and bedding in conclusion you will Find Selad in my will an inventry of my household furniture and I do constitute for my exectors Samuel Fogwell and John Butler.    Dated at Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland this 7th day of July 1884 Sined seald and delivered in presence of us Stephen S. Andrews (LS)    Witness George Pike, Henry Andrews, Senr

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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