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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Frederick Charles Grant


Will of Frederick Charles Grant
from Newfoundland will books volume 17 page 202 probate year 1936


In the Supreme Court

In re:

Frederick Charles Grant




Probate granted to George R Williams
and Robert Gear MacDonald

on the 31st. day of August
A. D. 1936

Value of Estate $4898.66

Vol. 9
Folio 422



The petition of George R. Williams, of St. John's , in the Island of Newfoundland , Manager, and Robert Gear MacDonald, of the same place, Druggist, by their solicitor, E. S. PINSENT, HUMBLY SHEWETH that:

  1. Frederick Charles Grant, late of St. John's , aforesaid, Accountant, died at the said place on the 11th. day of July, 1936, having, previously made his last Will and Testament whereof he appointed your Petitioners the Executors thereof.

  2. The said deceased at the time of his death left him surviving as next of kin his daughter Gladys Mary and his son John Frederick Collier.

  3. The said deceased at the time of his death left property situate within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.

  4. The paper writing hereto annexed marked "A" is the last Will and Testament of the said deceased, proved upon the affidavit of Stella E. Anderson, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. can at present ascertain.

  5. The paper writing hereto annexed marked "B" is a correct and true inventory and valuation of the estate and effects of the said deceased, at the time of his death, so far as Your Petitioners can at present ascertain.

  6. Neither Letters of Probate to any Will nor of Administration to the estate and effects of the said deceased have been granted out of this Honourable Court to anyone.

     Your Petitioners, therefore, pray that this Honourable Court of Your Lordship may be pleased to grant to them Letters of Probate to the last Will and Testament of the said deceased.

     And, as in duty bound, will ever pray etc.

     The 22nd. day of August A. D. 1936.



The Last Will and Testament of Frederick Charles Grant, of St. John's , Nfld.
     In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
I will and Bequeath in the Event of my death, my Estate as follows:
(1) to my daughter, Gladys Mary, I leave the Dwelling House, known as 151 Hamilton Avenue, in accordance with the wishes of my late wife expressed to me verbally before her death.
(2) To my son, John Frederick Collier, the piece of land to the East of the said Dwelling being the Northern half of the Garden (formerly belonging to my wife) bounded by Hamilton Ave. and Alexander Street. (also according to my wife's wishes)
(3) The rest of my Estate, that is any money in Bank or Insurances or Investments I leave to be divided equally between my two said Children, or in event of the death of Either, all my Estate to belong to the surviving Child.
     Provided under Clause No. 1:- that my son John shall have a home in the said House until such time as he shall marry, and further provided that should my daughter Gladys sell the said House, She shall pay to her brother John one-quarter of the purchase price of the same after deducting expenses of the sale.
(4) Provided (under clause No 3) that the sum of Fifty Dollars be paid to the Parish of Saint Michael and All Angels St. John's , towards an Altar Fund for the Altar of the New Church (contemplated). Such sum to be placed on deposit until the New Church is built. Provided further that the sum of Ten00 Dollars be remitted to the Guild of all Souls, London , England , of which I am a member.

     Provided also in the event of my Children dying before I die, I bequeath all I die possessed of to the New Church Fund of the Parish of Saint Michael and All Angels.
I request Geo. R. Williams & Robert Gear MacDonald to act as Executors of this my will.
     Signed at St. John's , Nfld. this 12th day of January A. D. 1934.

* presence of
*? E. Anderson           Frederick Charles Grant LS
*rick T. Moore

* bottom left corner cut off in photocopy


Frederick Charles Grant and his brother Claude F Grant were sons of Richard Grant from Bird Island Cove (now Elliston).

Fred Grant married Laura Wilkie Collier, the daughter of Samuel George Carnell Collier and Charlotte Augusta Wilkie.

Thomas Wilkie, gunsmith, and Charlotte Leicester were the parents of Charlotte Augusta Wilkie.

Charles Frederick Collier father of Sam Collier was a sailmaker who came from Dartmouth in England and married Sarah Anne Carnell.

Sam and Charlotte Collier bought a single home on Hamilton Street .  The home was originally built for Sir John Angel.  Sam and Charlotte had it divided into two homes for their two daughters.  Laura and Fred Grant lived in #151 and Charlotte Mabel and Hugh Bastow lived in #153.  Sam built a "bungalow" next door for himself and his wife Charlotte.



Page Contributed by Geoff Martin

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

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