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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John W. Chafe



Will of John W. Chafe
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 528 probate year 1920

In re John W. Chafe       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me John W. Chafe of "Second Pond" Petty Harbor in the electoral district of St. John's West, fisherman, made this fifteenth day of April A.D. 1919.

  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 wife Bridget Mary Chafe the piece of land on which I now live containing twenty acres more or less together with house, furniture, outhouses, horse, carriage, cart, sleigh, harness etc. for her own use or benefit absolutely.
  3. I give devise and bequeath to my two nephews Lawrence Chafe and John Chafe sons of the late Geoffrey Chafe all my right title and interest in and to my portion of the fishing room held jointly by me and their late father Geoffrey Chafe with all fishing gear my share of fishing boat etc. for their sole use and benefit to each an equal share.
  4. I appoint my wife Bridget Mary Chafe sole executor of this my last will and testament

John his X mark Chafe
Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses at Second Pond the day and year first above written
Witnesses     Stephen his X mark Donovan    Henry J.W. Bishop.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct. 23/20
Horwood CJ
Probate granted
to Bridget M. Chafe
Oct. 27/20
Estate sworn
at $1205.00



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.

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Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 26, 2002

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