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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Vigus


Will of John Vigus
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 246-247 probate year 1895

Last Will and Testament of
John Vigus of Burin
Planter deceased.

      Last will and Testament of John Vigus of Stepaside in the Electoral District of Burin Planter of Newfoundland. I John Vigus of 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 Vigus.
5. 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 before mentioned
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
granted to
Jas Vigus
& Robt Vigus
the Exors
Apr 15: 1895
Sworn under



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