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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Frederick LeGrow


Will of Frederick LeGrow
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 468 probate year 1920

In re Frederick LeGrow       deceased

I, Frederick LeGrow of Nicholas of Broad Cove, District of Bay-De-Verde, in the Island of Newfoundland, do publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:-

  1. I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mahala LeGrow, my dwelling house and furniture therein, barn and store together with all my land [except as otherwise disposed of in succeeding sections] to be her property while she lives and, at her death to become the property of my niece Sarah [Sadie] LeGrow daughter of my brother Thomas.
  2. I give devise and bequeath to my wife aforesaid, after paying my just debts, the stock in connection with my business; also, all money that I possess [except as elsewhere in this will disposed of] also the piece of pasture land, situated at what is locally known as "Valley Road".
  3. I give devise and bequeath to my niece Sarah as above designated my parlour organ; also the furniture including bed and bedding in the bed-room occupied by her in my said dwelling house; also the sum of fifty dollars.

And, lastly, I hereby constitute my said wife, Mahala LeGrow to be the executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of August one thousand nine hundred and ten. Frederick his X mark LeGrow.

Signed, published and declared by the above Frederick LeGrow as his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request have signed as witnesses of the same, it being first read over and explained to him.
Witnesses Charles House.   Andrew Vatcher.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 10/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Mahala
LeGrow June 11/20.
Estate sworn
at $920.00



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.

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.

Page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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