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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Charles Sheaves



Will of Charles Sheaves
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 358 & 359 probate year 1904

This is the last will of Charles Sheaves, late Port aux Basques, Fisherman deceased

This is the last will and testament of Charles Sheaves of Port aux Basques District of Burgeo and LaPoile Newfoundland, I Charles Sheaves of Port aux Basques District Burgeo and LaPoile 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 devise and bequest to my beloved wife Elizabeth Sheaves all monies that may be in my possession
  2. I give devise and bequeath to my son Lewis Sheaves my house with effects, stage fishing gear, and all other personal property not otherwise specified. The said Lewis Sheaves to look to his mother Elizabeth Sheaves and to give her a home as long as she lives and also to give a home to his sister Frances Sheaves until such a time that she may leave or marry.
  3. I further give to be divided between my sons William and Lewis Sheaves the land now in my possession as shown by grant provided that a portion of Williams land shall (if required by my son Charles for building purposes) be given to him and a portion of my son Lewis land be given to my son Israel when required by him

I hereby appoint Lewis Sheaves to be sole executor of this my will In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this Twelfth day of June one thousand nine hundred and three. Charles his X mark Sheaves Signed by the Testator in the presence of us present at the same time, who in her presence and us the presence of each other attest and subscribe our names as witnesses hereto H. J. Read     William Carter witnesses

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Charles Sheaves.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
4th May 1904
Horwood C.J.
Letter of Probate
Granted on the
16th day of May
1904 to Lewis
Sheaves of
Port aux Basques
Estate sworn



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, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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