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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(S)
Joseph B. Snow

 

Will of Joseph B. Snow
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 381-382 probate year 1897

Last will and Testament of
Joseph B. Snow of St. John’s
Keeper Municipal Council Stables. deceased

      This is the last will and Testament of me Joseph Snow of St. John’s Keeper of the Municipal Stables.
First. I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid out of my Estate.
Secondly. I bequeath to my son Samuel Snow my watch and in the event of his predeceasing me I bequeath the same to my son Joseph B. Snow.
Thirdly. I bequeath to my brother John Snow all my clothing and I direct that he shall have the use free of charge of a room in whichever of my houses the family shall reside for the term of his natural life, provided he shall occupy the same
Fourthly I bequeath to my wife Julia Snow the rents and profits of my houses after payment of the ground rent and insurance for the term of her natural life or which she shall remain unmarried, to apply the same to the support and maintenance of herself and of my children and of my brother John. And I also bequeath to her for the same purposes and subject to the same condition as to remarriage, the sum of one hundred dollars yearly out of the monies of which I shall die possessed until the same shall be exhausted. The said rents profits and monies to be paid her by my Executors and Trustees hereinafter appointed.
Fifthly. In the event of my said wife’s remarriage all benefit to her under this my last will shall cease.
Sixthly. In the event of my said wife’s remarriage or death I direct that the balance of my Estate then remaining shall be divided as follows amongst such of my children as shall then be living and the children of any child or children who shall have predeceased by said wife’s death or remarriage, leaving lawful issue such children to take their parents share equally between them viz: - to my son Samuel the house on Fleming Street to my daughter Emma the western part of the house on McDougall Street and to my son Joseph B. the Eastern part of the house on McDougall Street.
Seventhly. In the event of the death of all my said children without leaving lawful issue before the death or remarriage of my said wife, she my said wife shall have the use and benefit of the yearly rents and profits of my estate as before provided for herself.
Eighthly. In the event of the death of all my children without issue and of the death of my said wife or her remarriage I direct that the balance of any said estate shall become the property of my said brother John
Ninthly. I bequeath to my daughter Emma my piano.
Tenthly. All the beds furniture goods chattels and effects which shall be in my house at the time of my death shall be for the use and benefit of my said wife and children and my brother John whilst my said wife shall live and remain unmarried, and at her death or remarriage the same shall be equally divided amongst my children who shall then be living and the children of any child or children who shall have died before my said wife’s death or remarriage, such children to take their parents share. And I direct that at any such division my said brother John shall have a full share. I appoint John Bussey of St. John’s Picture Framer and James Roil of St. John’s Sheriff’s Deputy Executors of this my last will and Trustees for the Estates of my said children. Witness my hand at St. John’s this Thirty first day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety six (sgd) Joseph B. Snow. Signed published and declared by the said Testator in presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other all present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. (Sgd) John Bussey. (Sgd) J. Roil. (Sgd) H. R. Hayward

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Joseph B. Snow deceased

Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Jos I Little
J.
Probate
granted to
Jos. Roil
& Jno. Bussey
the Excors.
Dated
Feb. 26:1897
Estate
Sworn under
$2,500.00

 

 

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