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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Carrington Russell


Will of Robert Carrington Russell
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 465 probate year 1920

In re Robert Carrington Russell       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Robert Carrington Russell of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Custom House Officer.

  • First. I nominate and appoint Harry Grant of St. John's aforesaid, Accountant, Executor of this my said Will.
  • Second. I give and bequeath unto the said Harry Grant all and singular my leasehold interest in the land and dwelling house, situate on Bannerman Street, now in my occupancy, together with all and singular the furniture of every description belonging to me and contained therein to hold the same in trust for the use and benefit of my wife Eva Russell during her lifetime and whilst she remains unmarried, and on her death or marriage, I give devise bequeath the same unto my three children, viz, Harold Russell, Ethel Birch and Lillian Russell to be equally divided between them. As to the rest of my estate, consisting of moneys in Bank and masonic Life Insurance, I will and direct that, after the payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses have been paid the balance shall be deposited at interest, in the Bank in which is now deposited, and out of the same my Executor shall pay to my said wife the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars a year in quarterly payments, and on her death or marriage shall divide the same equally amongst my said three children, provided there is a balance remaining out of such fund.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord [Anno Domini] one thousand nine hundred and twenty. R.C. Russell. Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who present at the same time in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto set our names as witnesses. H. G. Grant.   J. A. Clift Solr.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 5/20
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
to Harry G. Grant
June 7/20.
Estate sworn
at $3500.00



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, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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