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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jessie Louise Pippy



Will of Jessie Louise Pippy
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 321 & 322 probate year 1923


I, Jessie Louise Pippy, of St. John's, Newfoundland, widow of the late William G. Pippy, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me, and declare that this is my last Will and Testament.

  1. I appoint Harry Cowan, of St. John's, Merchant, to be executor of this my will.
  2. I bequeath to my son Ernest Roy the goodwill of the business carried on by my late husband and at present carried on by my said son, together with goods and stock-in-trade used in connection with the said business to the value of one thousand dollars, the said goods and stock to be selected for himself by my said son. I also bequeath to my said son Ernest Roy machinery used in the said business to the value of five hundred dollars to be selected by him. I bequeath to my said son Ernest Roy the sum of one thousand dollars out of the book debts due the said business at the time of my death, and the further sum of one thousand out of my general estate.
  3. My said son Ernest Roy shall hold the said business subject to the provision that he pay to my daughter Rita Isabel out of the income of the said business the sum of three hundred dollars yearly until she marries.
  4. Subject as aforesaid my said son Ernest Roy shall be entitled to the said business and the income thereof for his own absolute use and benefit.
  5. I direct that the residue of the book debts owing to the said business shall be collected, and that the remainder of the goods, stock-in-trade and machinery shall be sold, and the proceeds arising therefrom paid into my general estate for division according to the clause following.
  6. I bequeath the whole of my personal property except the said business, consisting of house and furniture, the property mentioned in clause (5) and all other monies, investments, goods and chattels whatsoever remaining after payment of my just debts, testamentary and funeral expenses, to my four children, William George, Elsie Pearl, Chesley Alwin and Rita Isabel, in equal shares, I desire that my executor, in making such division, shall give effect, as far as possible, to the wishes of my said children; and in the event of any of my said property being sold, I direct that a first option to purchase be given to any of my said children who may desire it.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 18th day of November. A. D. 1918. JESSIE LOUISE PIPPY.
Signed by the above named testatrix as her last will in the joint presence of herself and us who at her request and in such joint presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:
F.J. Smith Clerk at Andersons
Hugh R. Lilly Clerk at Andersons.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feb 9/23
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
to Harry L. Cowan
Feby 12/23.
Estate sworn
at $24, 963.74



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 16, 2002

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