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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Henry Alfred Chafe

 

 

Will of Henry Alfred Chafe
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 38 to 40 probate year 1913

In re Henry Alfred Chafe      deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me, Henry Alfred chafe, of Petty Harbor, in the electoral district of St. John's West Planter, made this sixth day of February A.D. 1911.

  1. It is my will and desire that my executor hereinafter named shall first see that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses are paid.
  2. I give, devise and bequeath to my son Ebenezer George Chafe all my fishing room, together with all boats, skiffs, traps, and all other fishing gear of which I may die possessed also my farm known as Beaver House, situate near Second Pond; also the workhouse situate near the dwelling house in which I now reside.
  3. I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Isabella Chafe the portion of the dwelling house in which I now reside for her sole use and benefit.
  4. It is my will and desire that all the household furniture of which I shall die possessed shall be divided equall between my said daughter Isabella Chafe and my daughter Emily Maria Chafe, wife of Edward Chafe.
  5. I give, devise and bequeath to my grandson Henry Alfred, son of my late daughter Elizabeth Chafe thirty feet frontage, with full rearage of my piece of land situate on the south side of the main road and adjoining Rev. M.K. Hewitt's land; to my grandson Frank, son of the said late Elizabeth Chafe, I give and bequeath thirty feet frontage, with full rearage, of the said piece of land immediately to the westward of the piece willed to my grandson Henry Alfred; to my said daughter Emily Maria Chafe I give and bequeath thirty feet frontage with full rearage of the said piece of land immediately to the westward of the lot willed to my grandson Frank; all the remaining portion of the said piece of land I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Isabella Chafe.
  6. It is my will and desire that any moneys of which I shall die possessed shall be divided equally between my said children, Ebenezer George Chafe, Isabella Chafe and Emily Maria Chafe, my said grandchildren Henry Alfred Chafe and Frank Chafe getting their mother's share.
  7. I appoint my friend Henry Bishop sole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills that may have been made by me.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's the day and year first before written - Henry A. Chafe -
Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who, in his presence at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our hands as witnesses. Henry J.W. Bishop    F. J. Morris

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
May 8/13
Johnson J.
Probate
May 8/13
granted
to Henry
J.W. Bishop
Estate
sworn at
$1315.00

 

 

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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 8, 2002

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