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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Fletcher Apsey


Will of John Fletcher Apsey
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 395 & 396 also pages 408 & 409 probate year 1904

The last will and codicil of John Fletcher Apsey of Harbor Grace Merchant (accountant page 408) deceased

Harbor Grace 20th July 1904. I John Fletcher Apsey as hereby by this instrument make my last will and Testament writing with my own hand I revoke all other wills and or codicils that may have been made I bequeath to my wife Frederica Apsey all my furniture household effects & apparel as at my death with this exception my son John Fletcher Apsey to have my gold watch after paying my debts burial stone railing expenses out of the general realization of monies also my executors fees - and legal expenses I wish my Life Insurance policies about twenty-five hundred dollars to be realized and invested for benefit wife she receiving the interest during her life after her death to be divided equally amongst my five children viz George Apsey. John Fletcher Apsey Arthur Willoby Apsey Margaret Stephen Rogers and Lenora Paterson. Whatever remains out of the general amount from banks and other deposits as above stated I desire four hundred dollars to be paid to the Methodist Church Harbor Grace (having given $100.00 lately makes the total intended). Also to each of my children as named before (5) a sum of five hundred dollars each whatever remaining to be invested in the savings Bank of Harbor Grace and the interest to be held in case of any contingencies of any kind such as sickness or disease to my wife to be for her benefit on her request after which divided equally amongst the five children made this the thirtieth day of July one thousand nine hundred and four. John F. Apsey.

Codicil on same date. I appoint my wife Frederica Apsey and James A. Clift my executress and executor. John F. Apsey.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the will and codicil of John F. Apsey
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 24 1904
By the court
Probate granted
On the 24th day of
November AD 1904
to Frederica
Apsey, James
Augustus Clift



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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