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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Frederick Gover


Will of Frederick Gover
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 525-526 probate year 1912

In re
      Frederick Gover          deceased.

      I Frederick Gover, of Trouty, in the Electoral District of Trinity Newfoundland, being of sound mind, hereby make my last will and testament revoking and annulling all previous wills and disposition of my property. I give and bequeath to my son Walter John, the new house situated on the west side of the public road and the new store and flake, also all fishing gear as Cod trap and Bags nets Twine Lines Boats and all gear belonging thereto; and also one half of the farm from the gate in a straight line to the big hill.
I give and bequeath to my sons Frederick William and Samuel Morris, and Henry C Johnson, my old stage by Thomas Lavender’s bounds, and the north part of half the farm for their joint use, and should neither of these my sons return home and require the use of this portion of the property then the whole of this portion of the property I give and bequeath to my son Walter John.
I give and bequeath to my sons Samuel Morris and Henry C. Johnson, the dwelling house and land where I am now residing for their joint use and benefit, but should neither of them require the house and land and they wish to sell the same then the first offer must be made to sell to my son Walter John.
I give and bequeath to my daughters Annie, Mary Rebecca and Sarah, the three plots of land situated at Trinity on Hogs Nose, as follows:
the first plot bounded by the Harbour side on the East (say water side) and on the south East by old James Collis’s fence on the west it forms a square by James Collis’s boundary from the old cellar at the Sea side straight line up to Collis’s fence.
Plot the second: a small garden on the hill just above Mary Gover’s house on the side coming out from Robert White’s place, bounded on the top by a house so called the Priests House, and on the north west by the Public Street:
Plot three (so called Big Garden) one third part of it or just about that. My desire is that my daughter Sarah is to live with my son Walter John and that she is to be supported by my son Walter John all the while she remains unmarried
I give and bequeath to my son Walter John the large picture in the sitting room, “the landing of the Prince of Wales in St. John’s 1860.” I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah the Sewing Machine and also the Auto Harp. I give and bequeath all the furniture in the house to my son Walter John with the exception that what furniture and other effects is in my daughters, Sarah’s room, shall belong to her. I hereby appoint my son Walter John as the Executor of this my will Trouty N.F September 23rd 1911 - Frederick Gover - Signed & witnessed in our presence this twenty-third day of September 1911. Charles W. Hollands of Trinity    Richard Dewling of Trouty

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Oct. 26/12
C. J.
Oct 29/12
Walter J.
sworn at



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