Will of John Trapnell
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 275-276
probate year 1926
John Trapnell. DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Trapnell of Harbor Grace,
retired Official from the Civil Service of His Majesty the King.
My will is first that my funeral expenses and my just debts be
paid by my Executors, herein named, out of my Estate.
I give and bequeath unto my wife during her natural life, my
dwelling house, situate on Harvey Street with household furniture,
not otherwise disposed of in my will, and for her comfort and
convenience, as well other stock I might have at my death, and after
her death said house, furniture and stock and effects I give and bequeath
unto my son John Howard Trapnell, at present living in North
Sydney, and should he die without issue the said house and effects
be the property of my surviving children to be disposed of in manner
and form as shall be best agreed upon by them.
I also give and bequeath unto my wife to be used for her support
and appropriated in the best of her judgment, the sum of fifteen
hundred dollars $1500. independent of her own private provision.
I also give and bequeath unto my daughter, Grace Trapnell
Lindahl the sum of one hundred dollars $100.00 with mahogany
spiral mirror and Book what-not and picture, Star of Bethlehem.
I also give and bequeath unto the children of my late son William,
living in Montreal, between them after making sufficient enquiries
regarding their conditions and whereabouts, the sum of one
hundred dollars $100.00.
I also give and bequeath unto my grand children, Chesley and Harold
Spracklin between them. Fifty dollars $50.00.
I also give and bequeath unto my grand children Graham,
Louisa and Roy Whiteway the sum of
Fifty dollars between them. I also give and bequeath unto my
Mercer Trapnell the sum of one hundred dollars besides
white & enamel & gilt
bedstead, light Oak dressing case, and picture Genl Conference
I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Susie S. Snelgrove
Trapnell, one hundred dollars $100.00 besides round mahogany
Centre table and brass skillet, and picture “Mother’s
I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Lizzie E. Munn
Trapnell the sum of one hundred dollars $100.00 besides my
universal Dictionary (4 vols) and hall Christmas picture.
I also give and bequeath unto my son John H. Trapnell, the
sum of one hundred dollars, $100.00.
Should there be a balance or residue of money at my death
the same to be divided between between my surviving children,
and I hereby nominate and appoint my son John Howard, and
my son in law, Robert S. Munn Merchant, to be Executors of this
my last Will and Testament.
witness whereof I have hereto signed published and declared at Harbor
Grace, this tenth day of April One thousand nine hundred and twenty
My Estate consists of besides my house
and land furniture and a policy paid up, in the Sun Life Assurance
of Canada and moneys in the Bank and Savings Banks of Nove Scotia. JOHN
James P. Fox
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 25/26.
Horwood C. J.
to Robert S.