Presented by the
Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

Click on the graphic below to return to the NGB Home Page
Newfoundland's Grand Banks

To contribute to this site, see above menu item "About".

These transcriptions may contain human errors.
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.

A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Charles Granger Senior


Will of Charles Granger Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 268-269 probate year 1883

In re
      Charles Granger deceased.

This the last will and testament of me Charles Granger of Trinity Trinity Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Carpenter and Joiner, being of sound mind but weak in body, thus publish and declare the same.    Revoking and annulling all former dispositions of my property I give and bequeath as follows:    To my dear wife I give and bequeath all and every part of the garden formerly known as Andersons with the dwelling house, workshop and all buildings and erections there on, also the two gardens at the back of the Court House and purchased by me, one from the late Doctor Skelton, the other from Samuel Pardy with all fences and buildings thereon for the term of her natural life should she not marry again, and at her death she is at liberty to will and bequeath all the aforesaid property to my children in any form or manner she may please but it is my express wish and desire that no part or portion of said property should go out of my family.    Should my said wife Mary Granger marry again, all the aforesaid land and property will revert to my four children.

I also give and bequeath unto my dear wife all the money deposited in the Savings Bank in her own name together with what money may be remaining at my credit in the Commercial Bank, St. John’s, save and except the sum of ten pounds (£40) which (should there be so much remaining I hereby demise and bequeath to my four children to be divided in equal parts between them.

I also give and bequeath to my said wife all sums of money to me owing for work done or monies lent, together with all monies that may be in my house at the time of my decease the same to be for her sole use and benefit.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann Gent, her mother’s feather bed.
To my daughter Charlotte Morris I give and bequeath my large hall clock.
To my son Charles Granger I give and demise my Tool Chest and whatever tools he may want, and what may remain shall be sold and the proceeds thereof be divided in equal parts between my four children.
To my daughter Miriam Moores I give and bequeath my set of china and to my beloved wife Mary Granger I bequeath all my household furniture of every description that is not herein otherwise willed or demised together with my Pew in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the latter for the term of her natural life, and at her decease said pew will revert to my son Charles Granger.     Provided he resides in Trinity, otherwise it will be occupied by my two daughters Charlotte Morris and Mariam Moores.

Should my said wife be in want at any time after my decease; She may after all other sources have failed, sell and transfer any part of the aforesaid land or property to her demised for her maintenance and is hereby at liberty and authorized to sell and transfer the same.    And I do hereby name and appoint my respected friend Doctor Robert White as my sole executor trusting that no trouble or dispute will arise to cause him annoyance.    Dated at Trinity this eleventh of May A.D. one thousand eight hundred & eighty-two.    Charles Granger Sr.     Signed, acknowledged and declared by the said Charles Granger as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who being present at the same time in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, the day and date before named, G. H. Cole.    John White, Senr.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

Newfoundland's Grand Banks is a non-profit endeavor.
No part of this project may be reproduced in any form
for any purpose other than personal use.

JavaScript DHTML Menu Powered by Milonic

© Newfoundland's Grand Banks (1999-2019)

Hosted by
Chebucto Community Net

Your Community, Online!

Search through the whole site
[Recent] [Contacts] [Home]