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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert J. Chancey



Will of Robert J. Chancey
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 106 probate year 1921


This is the last Will and Testament of me, Robert John Chancey, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Store Keeper, hereby revoking all former wills and testaments made by me.

  • FIRST. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Matilda Chancey, all sums of money found to be due on my death, under and by virtue of all and every, of the policies of Insurance effected on the life of me, the said Robert J. Chancey, for and during her natural life; with power and authority to my said wife to use and dispose of the said moneys as she may desire.
  • SECOND. I give and bequeath to my aforesaid wife for and during her natural life, all the houses and land situate on the Freshwater Road, with the household furniture and effects of every nature and kind whatsoever; and on her death, the said land, houses, furniture, and monies remaining, shall be held for the occupancy and use of my daughter Beatrice, as long as she remains unmarried; After which the said land, houses, furniture, effects and whatsoever remaining, be sold and equally divided among my four children, Herbert L. Chancey, Sydney A. Chancey, Hedley R. Chancey, Beatrice M. Chancey, excepting the Piano, which I give and bequeath to my aforesaid daughter Beatrice.
  • THIRD. On the death of either or any of my aforesaid children previous to my said wife, it is my wish and desire that his, her, or their share, or shares, be equally divided between the survivor or survivors of him, her, or them.
  • LASTLY. I appoint my said wife, Executrix, hereto.

Sealed at St. John's aforesaid, this twenty fifth day of March A. D. 1909. ROBERT J. CHANCEY.
Signed, published and declared by the said testator as, and for his last will and testament in our presence, who in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other, subscribe our names as witnesses hereto. Wm. J. Bugden.    Wilfred Howell.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct 10/21
Kent J.
Adm. C. T. A.
Granted to
Beatrice M.
Chancey Oct 11/21.
Estate sworn
at $3000.00



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 June 11, 2002

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