Will of Edward J. Snow
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 571 to
573 probate year 1917
Edward J. Snow deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Edward J. Snow, of the Torbay Road in the Electoral District of St.
John’s East, Farmer. I revoke all former wills by me at any time
made, and I appoint John B. Wadland, School Teacher and George
Commission Merchant, both of St. John’s to be the executors of this
I give and bequeath the Home Farm which I have cultivated
and on which I at present reside, with the exception of the piece of land
next hereinafter mentioned, to my son John, but he is
to provide a home on the same for his mother during her lifetime and to
contribute reasonably to her support and maintenance.
I give and bequeath
to my son Charles from out of the said Home Farm a piece of land containing
about ten acres, being wooded land on the eastern side of the said farm,
bounded on the south by the Ridge Road, on the east by Crosbies property
and on the north by the property of Wheeler. I also give and bequeath to
my said son Charles all my land fronting on the Torbay Road aforesaid and
being the property purchased by me from Malones and known as “Malones Farm” and
also the property immediately north of the same and recently purchased
by me, but my said son is also to contribute reasonably to the support
and maintenance of his mother during her lifetime.
I will and
direct that during the life of their mother my said two sons are to have
the joint use of my horses, cattle and farm stock generally as well as
my farming utensils and implements. Upon the death of my wife I direct
that my said executors shall divide the said horses, cattle, farm stock
and farming utensils and implements equally between my said two sons, and
failing an agreement between my said sons on such a division the same to
be sold and the proceeds divided equally between my said sons.
will and direct that my said executors shall sell the building known as
the “Mill House” and divide the proceeds of such sale
equally between my said sons, and also that they shall either divide the
machinery equally between my said sons or failing an agreement as to such
division to also sell and divide as regard the machinery.
I will and
direct that my said executors shall out of my estate pay for the lumber
which I have ordered for the building of a house on the Malone property
for my son Charles.
I will and direct that after the death of
my wife my said executors shall sell my household furniture (except the
piano hereinafter mentioned) and divide all the proceeds equally between
my four children.
I give and bequeath my piano to my daughter
Annie. I also give and bequeath to my said daughter Annie the
sum of one thousand dollars.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Harriett
Lilian the sum of Twelve hundred dollars.
All the rest and residue
of my estate, including any cash in Bank or money on mortgage. I give to
my wife Naomi for her own use during her lifetime, and upon her death I
direct that any balance remaining shall be divided equally between my four
children mentioned above. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed
my hand at St. John’s aforesaid this fourteenth day of May in the
year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen - Edward
J. Snow Signed Published and Declared by the Testator as and for his last will
and testament in presence of us, all being present at the same time who
at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as
witnesses attesting the due execution hereof:- Jas. B. Wadland.
Geo. R. Williams W.J. Higgins.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)