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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Clement Renouf


Will of Clement Renouf
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 345 & 346 probate year 1919

In re Clement Renouf       deceased

I, Clement Renouf, Custom's Official, of Robinsons in the District of St. George, being of sound mind and memory, do make and declare this my last will and testament. I give and bequeath to my cousin Elizabeth Renouf of Sandy Point, whatever I am possessed of at the time of my death for her sole use and benefit during her lifetime, that is to say my dwelling house, with all my household effects, also a barn, two stores and land situated at Sandy Point, as well as land [4 ac more or less] situated near Harry's Brook, and what ever else may be owner of. I hereby appoint Isaac Joseph Renouf of Robinsons, & John A. Renouf of Crabbs, as trustees, to have the management of my estate which they can use or dispose of in any way for the benefit and support of the said Elizabeth Renouf. At the death of the said Elizabeth Renouf whatever property, personal or real, that may be unsold at that time must be divided equally between the two trustees - Isaac Joseph Renouf & John A. Renouf, and same will be theirs, or that of their heirs, to do with as they wish. It is my will that my executors purchase a headstone to be erected in my memory, same is to be paid for from the estate. I hereby appoint James J. Renouf & John A. Renouf as executors of this my last will and testament to which I set my hand this 9th day of April in the year one thousand nine hundred and eighteen. [Signed] Clement Renouf. The above was declared and signed in our presence, by the said Clement Renouf as his last will and testament, to which, at his request we sign our names as witnesses this 9th day of April 1918. E. Alfred Butler. P. Frederick Renouf.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 29/19
Horwood CJ
Probate granted
to Isaac J.
Renouf and
John A. Renouf
Aug 1st 1919
Estate sworn
at $800 .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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 23, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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