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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Allan Noseworthy



Will of Allan Noseworthy
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 114 & 115 probate year 1921


Pouch Cove, April 19th. 1919.

The last Will and Testament of Allan Noseworthy, fisherman of Pouch Cove, in the District of St. John's East: I, Allan Noseworthy, being of sound mind and memory, do now make this my last Will and Testament as follows:

  • 1st. I do give and bequeath without let or hindrance to my beloved wife Margaret Noseworthy my dwelling house with all furniture therein; also the land on which the dwelling house is built said land being bounded by the Atlantic on the East, on the West by a Brook; on the South by land owned by my brother George Noseworthy and on the North by land owned by my brother George Noseworthy and self, to be her sole property as long as she remains a widow; said property to be used for the support of our children. Should she marry again, she shall forfeit all claim, more than claim allowed by law. My four sons i.e. Simon Lloyd Noseworthy, Allan Maxwell Noseworthy Leslie and Harry Lewis Noseworthy, shall become sole owners of said property, forfeited by the 2nd marriage of my beforenamed wife, my four beforenamed sons, to share and share alike in division of said property.
  • 2nd. I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife all monies in my possession, with all moneys in Bank, also an Insurance in the Manufacturers Life Ins. Co, Toronto, Canada. All said moneys to be used for the support and comfort of our children. In case my wife should marry again, any moneys left shall be equally divided between my four beforenamed sons.
  • 3rd. I give and bequeath to my wife without let or hindrance, my share which is 1/7 of all fishing gear, such as Cod traps, nets, mooring, boats etc now held my myself and the following persons. George Noseworthy, John C. Noseworthy, Simeon Noseworthy, Allan Noseworthy, Simon Lloyd Noseworthy and Herbert Noseworthy. My wife to hold and control the said share i.e. 1/7 of said property to be used in the support of herself and our children as long as she shall remain a widow.
  • 4th. I also do give and bequeath to my wife, my share which is one half of fishing stage which is known as Salting Stage; also my share i.e. ½ of all fishing flakes connected therewith, to be used for the support of herself and our children.
  • 5th. I do also give and bequeath to my wife all my lands, viz: One piece situate by what is known as "Old Pond"; one piece situate by what is known "Bog Marsh" and one piece by what is known as "Dribbling Brook" Also a piece of land on Corkrans Road, bounded on the East by land owned by William Ryan. Said lands to be used for the support of my wife and our children.
  • 6th. I also give and bequeath to my wife, one horse and express waggon, and all outhouses etc. to be used in the best interest of herself and family.
  • 7th. I do hereby appoint my brother George Noseworthy, to be sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

To the before named and numbered paragraphs of this my last Will and Testament, I do now in the presence of these witnesses place my signatures. ALLAN NOSEWORTHY.
Witnessed by us on this 19th day of April 1919. Pouch Cove Albert A. Holmes.    John C. Noseworthy.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct 26/21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to George Noseworthy.
Oct 27/21.
Estate sworn
at $1600.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 15, 2002

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