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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(V)
Sarah Vigus

 

 

Will of Sarah Vigus
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 178 to 181 probate year 1922

In re SARAH VIGUS.      DECEASED.

This is the last will and testament of me, Sarah vigus, of Burin, Widow of the late James Vigus.

  1. I hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last will and testament.
  2. I hereby appoint my niece Melida Tipple Bowdridge and my late husband's nephew Robert Wilfred Collins to be the executors of this my will.
  3. I direct that my executors shall promptly wind up my estate and expend a sum of money not exceeding the sum of One Hundred and Thirty Dollars for the erection of a suitable memorial monument in the cemetery where my body shall be interred.
  4. I bequeath to each of my executors the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars to cover her or his expenses and trouble in the probate of this will and the winding up of my estate.
  5. I bequeath the following specific legacies
    1. To my niece Louise V. Bowdridge my Wrist Watch.
    2. To my niece Susan M. McLean my chain watch with chain.
    3. To my nephew Frederick J. Tipple (Son of Thomas) one share in the Maritime and Newfoundland Steamship Company, Limited.
    4. to my niece Louise V. Bowdridge one share in the Maritime and Newfoundland Steamship Company, Limited.
    5. to my late husband's nephew John Vigus one share in the Halifax Trading and Sealing Company, Limited.
    6. To my niece Melida Tipple Bowdridge and my husband's nephew Willis Vigus all Newfoundland Government Debentures and Bonds; all Canadian Government Debentures and Bonds; all shares in the Maritime and Newfoundland Steamship Company except as hereinbefore provided; all shares in the Halifax Trading and Sealing Company, Ltd; except as hereinbefore provided; all shares in the Newfoundland Clothing company, Standard Manufacturing Company, Western marine Insurance Company, and all other Debentures, bonds, Stocks, shares and other company securities of which I am possessed or to which I am entitled, to be shared equally between them.
  6. I bequeath the following legacies:
    1. To the Trustees of the Methodist Church at Burin for such Church purposes as they may designate the sum of One Hundred Dollars.
    2. To the Trustees of the Methodist Church at Burin to be invested in Newfoundland Government Debentures or other approved trustee securities the sum of Three Hundred Dollars, the income thereof to be expended annually at the discretion of the said trustees to keep my lot in the Methodist cemetery at Burin in order.
    3. to my nephews George Tipple, Thomas E. Tipple, Harold S. Tipple, Austin G. Tipple, Frederick J. Tipple (all sons of my brother Edward Tipple) the sum of Fifty Dollars each.
    4. To my nieces Ellen J. Piercey and Dora M. Tipple the sum of Fifty Dollars each.
    5. To my brother Edward Tipple the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars.
    6. To my niece Melida T. Bowdridge the sum of Three Hundred and Fifty Dollars.
    7. To my niece Louise V. Bowdridge the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars.
    8. To my niece Susan M. McLean the sum of One Hundred Dollars.
    9. To my nephew Frederick J. Tipple (the son of my brother Thomas Tipple) the sum of eight hundred dollars.
    10. To my sister in law Flora P(?). Tipple the sum of One Hundred Dollars.
    11. to my late husband's sister Bridget Wagg the sum of Fifty Dollars.
    12. To my late husband's nieces Bessie Magee, Sylvia Mitchell, Beatrice Mitchell, Mabel Vigus, Verlie Vigus, Melinda Parsons and Martha Philipson, the sum of Fifty Dollars each.
    13. To my late husband's nephews Richard Wagg and Robert Wagg the sum of Two Hundred Dollars each.
    14. To my late Husband's nephews James Mitchell, Richard Collins, and William C. Collins, the sum of Fifty Dollars each.
    15. to my late husband's nephew John Vigus the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars.
    16. To the children of my deceased husband's nephew George Vigus the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars to be divided equally between them.
    17. To my late husband's nephew Robert W. Collins the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars.
    18. To my late husband's nephew Frederick G. Collins the sum of Two Hundred Dollars.
    19. To my late husband's nephew Willis Vigus the sum of Four Hundred Dollars.
  7. In the event of the net realization of my estate falling short of the sum necessary for the payment in full of all the legacies enumerated in paragraph 6 hereof (Paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of this my will having first been fully carried out) I direct that the net residue of my estate be divided amongst all the legatees named in paragraph 6 hereof in proportion to the amount of the legacy to each named in the said paragraph.
  8. In the event of my estate being more than sufficient to meet in full all legacies hereinbefore given I give, devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my property, goods, chattles and effects, of whatsoever nature and description situate, as follows:
    1. The sum of Two Hundred Dollars to my nephew Frederick J. Tipple (son of Thomas).
    2. The remainder to my niece Matilda T. Bowdridge and my late husband's nephew Willis vigus in equal shares.
  9. The legacies, bequests and benefits accruing to my niece Melida T. Bowdridge under this will are subject to the following conditions:
    1. In the event of my said niece predeceasing me and leaving her surviving one or more children, one or more of whom also survive me, all the legacies, bequests and benefits which, had the said Melida T. Bowdridge survived me, would have accrued to her, shall go and are hereby bequeathed to child or children of the said Melida T. Bowdridge who survive me, the whole to go to one child if there be but one and to be divided equally between all the children who survive me if more than one survive.
    2. In the event of the said Melida T. Bowdridge predeceasing me and leaving no child who shall survive me, the testatrix herein, I direct that no portion whatever of any legacy, bequest or benefit contained in any portion of this will in favor of the said Melida T. Bowdridge shall in any event go to or accrue for the benefit of her executors, administrators, legatees or next of kin, but all such legacies, bequests and benefits made in her favor in this will shall in the event of her predeceasing me without any child of hers surviving me be divided equally between those of her sisters who survive me.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's, in the Island of Newfoundland, this 26th day of September, A.D. 1918. SARAH VIGUS.
Signed by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who, in her presence, at her request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Jean G. Miller of St. John's, Accountant.
Louise Saunders, of St. John's, Clerk.
Richard Anderson Squires of St. John's, Solicitor.

Codicil to will of Sarah Vigus.
Whereas I Sarah Vigus did on the 28th of September 1918 make my last Will and Testament, I do hereby add this Codicil to my said will to be taken as a part thereof.
In addition to whatever I have bequeathed to my nephew Frederick J. Tipple (son of my late brother Thomas) in my will, I bequeath him the four shares belonging to me in Bank of Nova Scotia Stock. In my will I bequeathed my Wrist Watch to my niece Louise V. Bowdridge I now bequeath it to my sister in law Flora P. Tipple instead. In considering the expense of winding up my estate, I include whatever it will cost my niece Melida T. Bowdridge to travel from wherever she may be residing at the time of my death, to Burin Newfoundland to act as executrix to my will, and any other expenses she may be put to on that account. And should I die in Canada, where at present I am residing, all expenses of taking my body to Burin Newfoundland for internment are to be included and to be paid before any legacies.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Toronto Ontario this Fifth of February A.D. 1920. SARAH VIGUS.
Witnesses, Edith Pearl Wiggins, Toronto, Canada, Stenographer.
Beulah E. Wiggins, Toronto, Canada, Stenographer.

CORRECT.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 31/22
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
to Melida Tipple
Bowdridge and
Robert Wilfred
Collins.
March 31/22.
Estate sworn at
$28,127.31

 

 

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 28, 2002

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