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Will of Charles Snow
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.
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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