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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Robert Henry Prowse
Will of Robert Henry Prowse
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 453 & 454 probate year 1905
In re the Estate of Robert Henry Prowse deceased
This is the last will and Testament of me Robert Henry Prowse of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Merchant.
Firstly: I give and bequeath to my sons Kenneth R. Prowse and Algernon Henry Prowse all and singular the estate of which I shall die possessed. Upon Trust (as my directions) to realize the same and the same being realized to dispose of and distribute the same according to this my final disposition of my affairs. Under the Trusts above created I require my executors to assign to my son James McLea Prowse the farm known as Richmond Farm at Alexander in Manitoba in the Dominion of Canada and I require my said executors to give to my said son James McLea Prowse a full and complete release discharge and aquittance from all moneys that may be due to me by him or to my estate
Secondly to my son and executor Algernon Henry Prowse I give and bequeath the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars.
Thirdly I devise and bequeath to my daughter Ida Edith Coventry Davis the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars less the amount advanced to her as loan previous to her first marriage by John J. Langley of Liverpool in England which amount I require my executors to be a charge on this fund and legacy.
Fourthly to my four living children I give and bequeath share and share alike my one undivided third part of the estate of the late Kenneth McLea known as "Flower Hill".
Fifthly to all my surviving children share and share alike I bequeath my interest in the stock of the St. John's Gas Company and in a debenture of the Government of Newfoundland which I hold.
Sixthly to my son Kenneth Robert Prowse I give devise and bequeath all the interest that I have in the firm of Robert Prowse and Sons and all the goods and chattels of the said concern and all the moneys due or accruing to the said concern and also lastly to the said Kenneth R. Prowse I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my estate not hereby distributed.
Robert H. Prowse.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Robert H. Prowse as and for his will and Testament in the presence of us who in the presence of the Testator have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses hereto Geo. A. Hutchings Alex. J. W. McNeily
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Robert H. Prowse deceased.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Mar 8. 05
on the 10th day
of March A.D.
|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.
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