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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Augustus Frederick Goodridge


Will of Augustus Frederick Goodridge
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 page 28 probate year 1921

In re Augustus Frederick Goodridge       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Augustus Frederick Goodridge of St. John's, merchant. I revoke all former wills by me at any time made and declare this to be my last will. I appoint my three sons Richard, Frederick and William Goodridge executors of my will. I bequeath to my said three sons all my interest in Alan Goodridge and Sons and Goodridge and Company Limited in equal parts share and share alike.

I bequeath to my nephews Avalon Goodridge, the sum of Five hundred dollars. I bequeath to James Thomas the sum of One hundred dollars. I bequeath my furniture and household effects to my four children, Richard, Fred, William and Grace, in equal parts, share and share alike. I desire that my executors shall carry into effect the provisions already made by me for my daughter, Grace Owen, in so far as I have been unable to complete same.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's this 2nd day of February 1920. A.F. Goodridge.

Signed published and declared by the testator as his last will in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.    M. Kathleen Baird    Chas E. Hunt

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 4/21
Probate granted to
Richard L Goodgridge
Alfred J Goodridge
and Wm A. Goodridge
May 4/21
Estate sworn at
9.500 (?)



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 7, 2002

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