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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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George Spark Green
Will of George Spark Green
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 341 probate
George Spark Green deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me George Spark Green late
of Brigus and at present of Halls Bay Nfld Lumberer hereby revoking all other
wills and testaments by me herebefore made
First, I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife Fanney my Life Insurance
Policy of one thousand dollars.
Second. I hereby appoint Alexander Scott Trustee for my son Herman
Lodge Green and I give him for the purpose of educating my said son after he
becomes ten years of age and until he reaches seventeen years Four hundred dollars
at present at interest in Commercial Bank also Four hundred dollars at present
on deposit in the Savings Bank at St. John’s- I also direct the monies at present in the Commercial Bank to be drawn from that
Bank and deposited in the Savings Bank aforesaid immediately after my death and
to remain in the Savings Bank for the purpose of this trust aforesaid
Third. The lumber (about 70 M) that I ship’d to my father at
Brigus in the yearly part of this present month of Septr according as he sells
the same he shall hand the monies over to my executors for my wife My father shall also pay my wife Fanney the ballance due me by him on previous
Fourth. The lumbering business at present carried on by John Curtice and
myself I hereby direct my executors to have finally closed or wound up by the
31st day of October first ensuing and the ballance of account if any comeing
to me I also give to my wife Fanney aforesaid- I also give to her all my personal effects household furniture cow potato and
any other crop that I at present am possessed of-
Fifth In the event of my son Herman Lodge Green dieing before
he attains the age of ten years or seventeen years as aforesaid The monies that
I have devised in trust for his education shall then be given to the Newfoundland
Wesleyan Conference to aid in the education of young men at Sackville for the
Ministry I hereby nominate and appoint Arthur W. Martin and F.H.
Chown both of
St. John executors to this my last will and testament- In witness
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Brigus this fifteenth day of
September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty four. George
Spark Green (LS) Signed sealed published and
delivered by the said testator on the day of the date hereof in our presence
and in the presence of each other who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
attesting the due execution thereof, George Gushue,
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)
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