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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Lionel Pike


Will of Lionel Pike
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 216 probate year 1918

In re Lionel Pike       deceased

In the name of God Amen, I Lionel Pike, of St. Lawrence fisherman, being of sound mind but feeling physically unwell, and thinking my life is drawing to a close do hereby, make this my last will and Testament. My property consisting of dwelling house, meadow land situated at Riverhead on each side of the public road, adjoining the property of Gregory Vavasseur. Cabbage garden immediately in front of dwelling house; also twenty-six and one half feet of foreshore property adjoining also the property of Gregory Vavasseur: chattels, and all personal belongings I dispose of in the following manner viz:- I bequeath to my son Donald Robert Pike enumerated above to be held in trust by my wife Sylvia Pike, until my son Donald Robert Pike attains his majority, when he shall assume control of the property, and claim it as his lawful property forever. In case however of my son dying before he attains his majority I direct that the property revert to my wife Sylvia Pike to be her lawful property forever. For the purpose of carrying out provisions of this will I hereby appoint Sylvia Pike [my wife] to be my executrix. In witness whereof I sign my hand this 26th day of June A.D. 1918. Lionel his X mark Pike [LS] witness:- Joseph Walsh [LS]    Louis Etchegay[LS]

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Oct. 8/18
Kent J.
Oct. 16/18
to Sylvia
sworn at



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 and Eric Weller

REVISED: December 25, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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