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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Henry Critch


British Columbia Wills, Vol 11 page 322
(transcribed from a handwritten copy of the will obtained from the Abbotsford Genealogical Society)

10 September 1914
Will of Henry Critch, Retired Blacksmith

I, Henry Critch, retired blacksmith, of the City of Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia, declare this to by my last will and testament. I hereby appoint George Francis Bethel Adams, and Daniel Groves, both of the City of Vancouver, in the province of British Columbia, to be executors of this my will. At the same time revoking all former and other wills, codicils, testamentary dispositions and appointments whatsoever by me at any time heretofore made, directing my said executors to pay all my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses out of my estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. After the payment of my said debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give, devise and bequeath unto my dear son Hedley Temple Critch, of the Town of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, the sum of One thousand dollars ($1,000) in cash on the express condition that no advances have been made by me to him between this date and my death, but if any advances have been made by me between this date and my death to him, then and in that event the amount of the said advance or advances is to be deducted out of this bequest of one thousand dollars ($1,000). I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Ellen Mann Critch and to my daughter Alice Louise Critch jointly share and share alike the home which is more particularly known and described as being Lot Five (5) in Block "K" in District Lot numbered Five hundred and twenty-six (526) Group one (1) Vancouver District, together with all the furniture and personal effects, and all monies remaining on hand are to be divided share and share alike and equally between my two daughters Ellen Mann Critch and Alice Louise Critch. In witness whereof, I , the said Henry Critch, have to this my last will and testament hereunto set my hand and seal at the City of Vancouver, in the province of British Columbia, this Tenth day of September, in the year of our lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen.

Signed by the said testator as and for his last Will and testament, in the presence of us, present at the same time who, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
(L.S. of Henry Critch )

Witnesses: Geo Sage and I. E. Code

Transcriber's note: Henry Critch moved from Brigus, Newfoundland to Vancouver, B. C. around 1890. He was married to Ellen Mann. Henry died 16 October, 1917 and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver.



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