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Will of Charles Granger Senior
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.
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.
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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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