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Will of Philip Grouchy
In re Philip Grouchy deceased.
St. John's Newfoundland April 17th. 1913 This is the last will of me Philip Grouchy of 112 Barnes Road St. John's Newfoundland. I herein give and devise all my estate and effects real and personal of which I may die possessed or entitled to unto my wife, Elizabeth Grouchy, of 112 Barnes Road St. John's Newfoundland for her comfortable maintenance during her lifetime or during her widowhood and after her death or second marriage which first happens unto my three children Alexander Grouchy Martha Poole, and Florence Grouchy in equal shares. In case of the death or secession of either of the foregoing of these my children, the share belonging to such my child shall be equally distributed among the children of such my child if there be any and they be members of the Church of England; and if there be no children to such my child or if those children of my child be other than members of the Church of England the said share shall be equally divided among my surviving children or child In case either of my children Alexander Grouchy Martha Poole and Florence Grouchy, do ever secede from the Church of England all that such my child or children so seceding shall possess or be in possession of from my estate at such time or secession shall immediately be handed over to my child or children remaining in the Church of England to be held by them in whole or in equal shares respectively I appoint Elizabeth Grouchy and the Rev. J. Brinton of 112 Barnes Road & of the Cathedral Clergy House respectively executors of this my will I hereby revoke all former wills & codicils
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. The originals were kept by the executor. |
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