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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Benjamin LeDrew
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 326 probate
BENJAMIN LEDREW deceased.
I Benjamin LeDrew Planter
of Cupids in the Electoral District of Port-de-Grave being of sound and disposing
mind do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament.
I. I do hereby appoint Mr. John A. LeDrew Dealer
and Planter of Cupids aforesaid to be sole executor of this my will.
II. To my two sons Abram LeDrew and Tobias
LeDrew both of Cupids aforesaid
I give devise and bequeath my Labrador fishing room situate at Breen’s
Island, Indian Tickle Labrador consisting of my stage, dwelling house and what
land I now own there My Bunk house situate on the said land I leave to my three
sons the said Abram LeDrew Tobias LeDrew and Henry
LeDrew for their use equally
in connection with the fishery
To my wife Margaret LeDrew I give devise and bequeath what
land I own at Cupids aforesaid & my dwelling-house and outhouses situate
on the said land at Cupids aforesaid, also what Personal effects I may own
at my death and my pew in the Methodist Church at Cupids to be hers during
the remainder of her life, but at her, the said Margaret LeDrew’s
death, I wish the said land and houses at Cupids and the said personal effects
to be equally divided among my six children viz Beatrice Bishop, Clara
Sheppard, Mary Ann Saunders, the
said Abram LeDrew Henry LeDrew and Tobias LeDrew. In
witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand at Cupids aforesaid after having
had all herein carefull read over and explained to me before the signing hereof,
the interdelineation on page one 18th line from the top having been
made before the signing hereof, this twenty-ninth day of March A.D. 1915. Benjamin
his X mark LeDrew Signed in our presence
who in his presence and in that of each other do hereunto set our hands as
witnesses Alex Serrick (Teacher) William Henry Akerman (fisherman)
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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