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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Rabbitts



Will of John Rabbitts
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 259 & 260 probate year 1922


This is the last Will and Testament of John Rabbitts J. P. Of Brigus in the District of Port De Grave in the Dominion of Newfoundland I hereby revoking all former Wills by by me made and being desirous of settling my affairs in the event of my decease do hereby appoint my brother Malcolm Archibald and my son George Roylstone to be my joint Executors of this my last Will & Testament.

1st.   I give and bequeath unto my wife Eliza the property now occupied by me with the Dwelling House and other erections thereon, All the furniture and other articles of every description in and about said Dwelling House and property. Also all monies in Banks in my name at time of my decease and my Life Insurance in the Orange Mutual of Canada for her own absolutely To dispose of the said property and erections thereon at any time she may think fit for the support of herself and my daughter Evelyn while the latter remains single Should my wife marry again then the before mentioned part of my estate remaining to be equally divided between my two daughters Emma Mildred and Evelyn Minerva and my grandsons John Rabbitts and Reginald Butt If she do not marry again she can at her decease give what she may have to our children and grandchildren as she may think fit

2nd.   I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Emma Mildred (Mrs. Arthur Butt) and Evelyn Minerva the Store now occupied by Mrs. Washer and Roberts as a workshop situate on the North Side. The rent to be equally divided between them and the building and property sold when they think fit

3rd.   I also give and bequeath unto my wife Eliza my shares in the Bay de Grave mining Company Limited consisting of 246 after deducting Seventeen shares for Malcolm A. Rabbitts. Five shares for Nicholas Smith, Three shares for Thomas Chalker and Two shares for Mrs. Ezra Lodge now held in my name in trust for them

4th.   I direct my Executors to pay my just debts personal and testamentary expenses and have a Tombstone simular in shape as that to my brother Nathaniel erected to my memory

Written by me at Brigus Newfoundland this Nineteenth day of July Nineteen hundred and twenty one JOHN RABBITTS J. P.
Signed by the above named Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses F.G. Jerrett. Brigus   Thomas Chalker Brigus

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 12/22
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
to Malcolm A.
Rabbitts and
George R. Rabbitts
Sept 14/22
Estate sworn
at $4545.00



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 4, 2002

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