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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ann Snelgrove


Will of Ann Snelgrove
from Newfoundland will books vol 1 pages 2 & 3 probate years 1825-1830

In re Ann Snelgrove       deceased

In the name of God Amen. The eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two. I Ann Snelgrove of Island Cove Newfoundland, being by the blessing of god, in a sound state of mind & memory but calling to mind the weake state of this life and that it is appointed to me soon to die; do make and ordain this my last will and testament. First of all I give and commend my soul to god who gave it me, my body to the disposal and direction of my dutiful son Jacob. With respect to my worldly goods I dispose of them in the manner following To James the son of my son Jacob I give and bequeath the fishing room with all privileges thereto belonging now occupied by Mr. Robert Bussey to which I annax the garden which I bought from George Moors, But with the condition that it shall not be sold, or taken for debt, but continue to be possessed by the Snelgrove family forever, And be further knowen that the said room & garden shall be held by my beloved son Jacob till his son James shall become of age. To the said James Snelgrove son of Jacob I give my bed which his father shall keep for the use of his faithful friends till his son shall become of age. To my dear daughter Rachel I give one of my gold rings. To my dear daughter Grace I give the other gold ring. To my dear daughters Hannah, and, Rachel and Grace I give my best cloths to be distributed among them by my beloved friend Mrs. Elizth Lash and according to her judgment. To Ann I give all my old cloths and an apron over and above her share of my best cloths. To my beloved granddaughter [of Jacob] Elizabeth, I give my small trunk and the large one to her sister Rachel. All the money belonging to me I give to my faithful son Jacob to defray the expenses of my funeral and getting a head stone for my grave when I lay in the cold clay. I make Wm. Garland, Sr. and my son Jacob my executors. Ann her X mark Snelgrove [LS] Signed and pronounced by the said Ann Snelgrove as her last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers. Nimian Barr [LS] Robert Normore [LS] George his X mark Moors [LS]

Certified correct
D.M. Browning



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 26, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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