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Will of Philip Grouchy
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Philip Grouchy of Pouch Cove in the Island of Newfoundland Planter
First I revoke all former wills and codicils at any time made by me
Second I give devise and bequeath to my wife Anna
Grouchy all the property
of whatsoever description lands goods chattels moneys and effects of which
I may die possessed for and during the full term of her natural life and
upon her death I will and bequeath the said property as follows:
3rd. I direct my Executors hereinafter named to purchase a good and suitable hanging lamp and present the same to the Church of all Saints at Pouch Cove to be placed over the Chancel step of the said church unless I shall have presented such a hanging lamp to the said church before my decease.
All the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects including such moneys as may belong to me at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my said wife Anna Grouchy to be spent and dealt with as she shall think proper. In the event of my said wife not having disposed of the same at her death and making no testamentary disposition thereof I direct that any residue then remaining is in that case to go to Samuel and Jesse my sons.
4th I hereby appoint my said wife Anne Grouchy and James Gould of Pouch Cove Planter as Executors of this my will In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand at Pouch Cove aforesaid this 30th day of March A.D. 1892 and declare the foregoing to be my last will and Testament Philip Grouchy. Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other hereto subscribed ourselves as witnesses William H. Horwood C. Wearing Hayward.
Codicil to my Will & Testament dated
30th March 1892 I Philip Grouchy hereby
revoke so much of my aforesaid Will and Testament dated 30th March 1892
as would otherwise in any way interfere with the following I give, devise,
and bequeath to my son Samuel the House and land whereon it stands formerly
held by his brother Albert (deceased) also household furniture belonging
thereto, the Kitchen garden adjoining thereto, the outhouse used as a
Factory and the adjoining garden on the back. Also my Dwelling house
and household furniture at Pouch Cove, the Kitchen garden in front, the
old outhouse, the back garden and adjoining kitchen garden the large
stable and half the large meadow through which the River flows to North
Brook, one half of Juniper Farm, also the two pieces of land belonging
to me situate near Burn’s Hill South Side of Pouch Cove, also my
horse carts cattle and all farm stock and Farm implements
This second Codicil to the last will and Testament of me Philip Grouchy, made on the 30th day of March A.D. 1892. Since making the said will I have decided to set apart the sum of Forty ($40.00) dollars to be devoted to the erection of a stained glass window in the east end of the Chancel of “All Saints” Church Pouch Cove, for the honor & glory of Almighty God. In the event of my decease taking place before the said stained glass window is obtained, I desire that the amount abovementioned be deducted from whatever money I may die possessed of be applied to the purpose aforesaid. In all other respects I confirm my said last will. In witness whereof I have set my hand at Pouch Cove aforesaid this sixth day of February A.D. 1901 Philip Grouchy Signed published and delivered by the Testator in our presence who in his presence and at his request, and in the presence of each other hereto subscribe ourselves as witnesses Nathaniel Williams T.G. Petten
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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