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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Mary Ann Chafe
Will of Mary Ann Chafe
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 473-474 probate
Mary Ann Chafe deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Mary Ann Chafe of St. John’s, widow.
appoint Sarah Beer wife of John Beer and my nephew Jacob
Robert Emmanuel Chafe,
Executors of this my will.
Second. I desire that my just
debts, funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid by my said Executors.
bequeath to my said nephew Jacob Robert Emmanuel Chafe the piece of parcel
of land situate on Hamilton Street in St. John’s, purchased by me from
Samuel Collett To Hold to my said nephew for ever. I also bequeath to my said
nephew the sum of fifty dollars out of monies on deposit in the Newfoundland
Fourth. I direct that my said Executors
shall provide a suitable headstone for my daughter, who is buried at Petty
Harbor, and also a suitable headstone for my husband and myself.
the rest, residue and remainder of my monies, goods and effects I give and
bequeath to the said Sarah Beer and to my said nephew in equal shares between
them. Witness my hand at St. John’s this twenty fourth day of April Anno
Domini one thousand nine hundred and four (sgd) Mary Ann her x mark
Signed Published and Declared by the testatrix as and for her last will and
testament, in our presence, who in the presence of the testatrix and of each
other have hereunto subscribed our hands as witnesses, the said will having
first been read over and explained to the testatrix and approved by her in
our presence (sgd) D Morison (sgd) C.E.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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