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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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John C. Pike
Will of John C. Pike
from Newfoundland will books volume 15 page 484 probate year 1931
John C. Pike deceased.
THE will of John C. Pike.
To all to whom these presents may come Greeting.
I John C. X Pike of Port Saunders in the district of ST Barbe NEWFOundland do make or cause to be made this my last will and testament on this 6th day of June 1927.
I appoint the Rev F. Jones or his successor to be sole executor to this my last will and testament.
- I give and bequeath to my son Wm. Thomas Pike all my property at Bonne Bay.
- I give and bequeath to the School-Chapel the sum of twenty five dollars $25.00 to be used by the clergyman for church purposes. THIS amount is to be taken from the money that will be left at the Bank of Montreal at the time of my death and the above amount is to be paid by my wife Phoebe Pike.
- I give and bequeath to my wife Phoebe Pike all my property including two shares (2) of the fox ranch and all my personal belongings including gramophone and records and dwelling house if I possess one. And all the money that will be left at the Bank and in my home at the time of my death.
The foregoing will was first read over in the presence of the testator and witnesses before being signed.
Signed sealed and delivered at Port Saunders
in the presence of the undersigned this 7th
day of June 1927.
( H. J. HOUSE
( F. S. SKANES
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
W. J. Higgins
to W. H. B. Gill
on the 10th day
A. D. 1931
Value of Estate
|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.
Will scanned by Ernie Kraut & transcribed by Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 10, 2003)
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