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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(R)
Martin Sheppard Rowe

 

Will of Martin Sheppard Rowe
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 457-458 probate year 1898
Died Mar. 8, 1898

Martin S. Rowe - 1897 (date written)

Last Will and Testament of Martin S. Rowe of Heart’s Content - laborer deceased

This is to certify that I, Martin Sheppard Rowe of Heart’s Content, Newfoundland being of sound and disposing mind & memory do make this my last will and testament. I hereby bequeath my house to my wife Charlotte Rowe and my son, John S. Rowe, the said Charlotte Rowe to hold possession of that part of the house in which I live during her natural life and after her decease my son John S. Rowe is to have possession & own all the house by paying my grandson Ernest Rowe the sum of fifty dolllars ($50.00) but if my grandson Ernest Rowe should not be living after decease of my wife Charlotte Rowe then my son John S. Rowe is to own the house without payment of any fee. I bequeath my bed and watch to my grandson Ernest Rowe and my sewing machine to my granddaughter Mary Jane Rowe and the remaining effects in the house after decease of my wife shall be equally divided between my two sons Eliol Rowe and John S. Rowe. My land is to be equally divided between my wife Charlotte Rowe and my two sons Eliol Rowe and John S. Rowe, and after the decease of my wife the said land is to be equally divided between my two sons Eliol Rowe and John S. Rowe. The money I have in Savings Bank amounting at present to the sum of three hundred and nineteen dollars & twenty six cents ($319.26) shall be used as follows. The Bank Book to be in possession of my son John S. Rowe who shall with the signatures of the undersigned witnesses draw therefrom yearly for the support of my wife the sum of twenty five dollars which she shall receive, and should there be any money remaining in the bank after decease of my wife it shall be equally divided between my two sons Eliol Rowe and John S. Rowe. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand the eighteenth day of October, 1897.
(sgd)Martin Sheppard his x mark Rowe, witness (sgd) C. Gaden Rendell (sgd) Martin Rowe


This section contributed by Sheila Tiberio & Judy Benson

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Martin S. Rowe deceased

D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Admns C.t.a
Granted to
John S Rowe
of Hearts Content
Dated
Septr. 8th -1898
Estate
Sworn under
$580.00

 

 

Page Contributed by John Rowe - London, ON

Also Contributed by Sheila Tiberio & Judy Benson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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