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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Alfred Chafe



Will of Alfred Chafe
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 451 & 452 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Alfred Chafe       deceased

St. John's Feby 14/05 whereas I Alfred Chafe of St. John's not being in good health would wish to dispose of my property as follows Harriet L and Allan Chafe will in future own the dwelling house or houses situate on Longs Hill no 89 and will have full power to receive rents etc. and will pay all taxes water rates ground rents etc. The house will be held as a tenet by Wm. and Agnes G. Milley (daughter married) by paying the annual rent of $48.00 as already agreed upon Thomas Powell another tenant will upon paying usual rent 40.00 per annum remain undisturbed unless alteration to that part may require his removal then he is to receive the regular notice Mr. or Mrs. Milley who have their furniture in the house may place it in such position as may be more convenient for their use. Harriet Le(?) Chafe to own the organ violins one each as explained other furniture may be divided between Harriet & Allan. The Etna Life Insurance $1000.00 will go to support Harriet & Allan Chafe also a Bank Book there will be a small bal. It would be my desire that the Rev. M. Fenwick act as guardian for my two younger children Harriet L and Allan Chafe and take charge of the funds and also see the foregoing conditions are complied with.    Alfred Chafe.
Witness J. Sinclair Tait St. John's February 16/05

Codicil    In considering the foregoing conditions I have decided to make little alteration. That is I would like to present my son Frederick H Chafe with the sum of one hundred dollars and my daughter Mrs. Agnes G. Milley (mar) with one hundred dollars out of the Aetna Life Insurance when paid reducing the funds to $800.00.    Alfred Chafe witness to sig. J. Sinclair Tait St. John's February 18th 1905.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Alfred Chafe
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
March 6th 1905
Chief Justice
admt. c.t.a.
granted on the
9th day of
March A.D.
1905 to



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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 2, 2002

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