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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Vigus
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 246-247 probate
Last Will and Testament of
John Vigus of Burin
Last will and Testament of John Vigus of Stepaside
in the Electoral District of Burin Planter of Newfoundland. I John
Stepaside in the Electoral district of Burin in the Island of Newfoundland
do make and declare this to be my last will and Testament on this third day
of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety three.
1. I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Vigus, my sons George
Willis and John Vigus my property situated at Stepaside consisting
of the dwelling house in which I now reside and the lands adjoining comprising
two gardens waterside premises, stores, wharves, flakes etc forming the whole
of my estate to be divided amongst them in equal parts
2. My fishing nets,
seines, boats and all other apparatus belonging to me for the prosecution of
the fisheries I bequeath to my son Benjamin to be used by him for the profit
and benefit of himself and my surviving wife and children.
3. My Life Insurance
Policy No 26 116 in the Standard Life Assurance Company I bequeath to my dear
wife Elizabeth Vigus above mentioned.
4 The remainder of my
property not herein specified I bequeath to my aforesaid wife Elizabeth
If either or any of my sons George Willis or John should die before attaining
the age of 21 years then his or their part of the property herein mentioned
shall be divided in equal parts amongst the surviving brothers and if all of
them should die before reaching the age of 21 years their share of the estate
shall become the property of my son Benjamin Vigus herein
6. I appoint my brothers Robert Vigus and James Vigus executors
of this my last will and Testament. Witness my hand and seal on this third
day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety
three. (Sgd) John Vigus (LS) Signed by the said Testator in our presence and
by us as subscribing witnesses in each others presence. (Sgd). William
Evans (sgd) John Brushett.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct
copy of the last will and Testament of John Vigus deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos. I. Little
& Robt Vigus
Apr 15: 1895
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