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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Charles Snow


Will of Charles Snow
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 348 probate year 1884

In re
     Charles Snow deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Charles Snow of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being at this time of sound mind, memory and understanding but weak in body and as it is appointed unto all men once to die and as it has pleased God to bless me with worldly property in goods, chattels lands and tenements. I therefore dispose of the same in the following manner viz.
First I give my soul to God and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian manner according to the rites of the Protestant religion the expenses of my funeral to be paid out of my personal estate at the discretion of my executors.
Secondly that all my lawful debts if any be arranged by my executors.
Thirdly I give to my beloved wife Susanna during her widowhood and on no other condition all that part of the dwelling house I now occupy together with all that part of the kitchen garden I now hold, also that piece of land I now hold situate between my son Frederick and James Snow, also that piece of land situate on the hill as I now occupy together with that part recently held by my son the late Stephen Snow, also the waterside premises consisting of store wharf and garden as also all my household furniture of every description to be held for her use and behoof during her maybe widowhood and not otherwise. she to be guardian over my four children of which she is the mother for their support and training education & so forth until the youngest shall or may arrive at the age of eighteen years and then the whole of the foregoing property to become the property of my two sons Frederick and William and the legitimate heirs of their bodies.
Fourthly I give to my son Frederick all that piece or parcel of land wherein he has a dwelling house bounded as follows on the north by Thomas Snow, east by the late Widow Rivets west by William Puddicombe and south by property I now hold and possess together with all that piece of land on the Hill that he now occupies, I also give to my daughter-in-law Ann widow of my son the late Stephen Snow during her widowhood and no longer all that piece of land with dwelling house thereon bounded west by Robert Snow, north by Thomas Wells, east by Noad Street and on the south by a lane, to become the property of her child by the late Stephen Snow and to no others.
Fifthly I give to my son William all that part of my dwelling house he now occupies together with that part of the kitchen garden he now holds, also that part of the property on the Hill he now occupies and
Sixthly and lastly I give to my sons Frederick and William all that fishing room situate at Harbor Grace xxxx Island but not the boats or craft I considering these chattels as part of my furniture as before disposed of. Revoking disallowing annulling and setting aside all other and former wills, testaments deeds and promises and acknowledging this and this only to be my last will and testament And lastly of all I do appoint nominate and constitute as my executors Mr. Stephen Andrews of Harbor Grace Dealer and Mr. Eli Martin of the same place, Teacher, to be my executors.     Dated at Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland this 15th day of August 1874.   Charles his X mark Snow LS     Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us, Henry Trapnell,     S.S. Andrews, Eli Martin.

Certified Correct
          D. M. Browning

Note: Transcribed from LDS microfilm 2070897 from Newfoundland will books Vol 4 folio 348 probate 1884.

Charles Snow was a son of Blathwaite and Ann Snow of Harbour Grace. He married Sarah Andrews in December 1828. Sarah died and he later married a widow, Susanna Drover from Island Cove, sometime after 1837.

Stephen Snow was a son of the first marriage. He was born in 1837 and married Ann Elizabeth Hawkins in Harbour Grace in November 1861. Ann was the daughter of Thomas Hawkins and Caroline Andrews. Stephen died some time before August 1874, the date of his father's will. Their one child was Sophia Lillian Hilda Snow who married William Austin Oke, who became Judge of District Court, Harbour Grace.

Ann Hawkins Snow later married Ebenezer Parsons in Harbour Grace January 1882. Ebenezer unfortunately died in Halifax the same year. Ann died at the age of 87 at the home of her daughter Sophia.



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Contributed by Geoff Martin and also by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

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

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