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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Ridout



Will of George Ridout
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 147 probate year 1922


I, George Ridout, of Lower Head, Twillingate North Island, Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:

  1. I give and devise unto my wife Prudence Ridout one third of my property consisting of dwelling house out houses and lands also my furniture during her natural life or so long as she remains my widow. But at the death of my said wife all the property hereby devised or bequeathed to her, as aforesaid is to become the property of my two sons hereinafter named for their sole use and benefit forever.
  2. I give and devise unto my two sons Augustus Ridout and Philip Ridout the remaining two thirds of my property together with waterside premises and fishing gear to be equally divided amongst them. Also the part given my wife, at her death or in event of her marrying again is to become the property of my two sons above named.
  3. I give and bequeath unto my two sons Augustus Ridout and Philip Ridout Two hundred dollars each.
  4. I give and bequeath unto my wife the sum of One hundred dollars on the following condition the said amount of 100.00, to be placed in some Bank and my said wife to receive Fifteen dollars annually so long as she remains my widow should she die before the said One hundred dollars are spent or should she marry again then the amount left is to be equally divided amongst my two sons above named.
  5. It is to be understood that should my wife leave my home to live elsewhere that she forfeits all claim upon my property as devised to her by the 1st section of this will. It is to be further understood that the fifteen dollars to be given my wife annually is only to be so given until the One hundred dollars bequeathed to her is expended should she so live or remain my widow.

And lastly I hereby appoint and constitute Charles White to be my sole Executor and to pay annually the stipulated sum to my widow, revoking and annulling all former wills by me made, ratifying and confirming this and no other, to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty second day of April 1911. GEORGE his X mark RIDOUT
Signed in the presence of George Guy, Charles White.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 12/22
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Charles White
Jan 12/22.
Estate sworn
at $1120.00



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 16, 2002

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