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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Grace G. Uphill



Will of Grace G. Uphill
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 309 & 310 probate year 1923


This is the last Will and Testament of me Grace G. Uphill of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland wife of The Reverend Henry Uphill.

  1. I appoint my father George J. Carter of Saint John's aforesaid and my brother Alan G. Carter of the same place Merchants Executors of this my Will.
  2. I direct that the income of my estate shall be applied to the education and maintenance of my daughter Elizabeth Viola Uphill until she shall attain the age of twenty five years and if and when she shall attain that age I give devise and bequeath to her all my property, moneys and estate of every description.
  3. In the event of the death of my said daughter before she shall attain the age of twenty five I will and direct that (subject to the specific bequests hereinafter contained) the income of my estate shall be paid to my said husband Henry Uphill during his life. Upon his death the capital and all my property and estate shall be divided equally among my brother and sisters then living share and share alike provided that should any or either of them die in the meantime leaving issue then surviving the share of any or either so dying shall go to such issue.
  4. Should my said daughter not attain the age of twenty five years I direct that my jewellery shall go to my sisters to be divided amongst them as equally as possible and that the silver which formerly belonged to my Grandmother shall go to my said brother Alan G. Carter.

WITNESS my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this Second day of September Anno Domini One Thousand Nine hundred and Twenty. GRACE G. UPHILL.
Signed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other (all present at the same time) have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses.
W.E. Wood Solicitor Sept 2/20 St. John's
Mabel Sinnott 82 Lime Street St. John's Nfld.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jany 26/23
Kent J.
Probate granted
to George J.
Carter and
Alan G. Carter
Jany 30/23.
Estate sworn
at $7859.55



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. 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.

Page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 16, 2002

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