Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While
we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be
some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 557-559 probate year 1909
Will of Job Snelgrove|
Job Snelgrove deceased.
This is the last will and Testament of me Job Snelgrove made this 8th day of October 1908 and by this will I annul all other wills made by me. Being weak in body but of sound mind and understanding I give and bequeath to my wife Susannah Snelgrove all my personal property to do as she desires with it or to will it to whosoever she pleases. Further I give and bequeath to my wife Susannah aforesaid My Dwelling House furniture whatever with all utensils belonging thereto and all the land connected with the house in front and on back with Stable and cellar etc. as long as her natural life with privilege to dispose of it after her decease with the proviso that it is not to go out of the Snelgrove family name the preference to be given to my brother Williamís son Levi or to my brother Solomons son Amos if they should chose to come to live on it or to sell and divide the proceeds between them.
To my daughter Lydia Gillingham I give and bequeath as long as her natural life shall last the back garden known as the Farm with what I gave her husband John Gillingham but after her decease the Farm is to revert to the Snelgrove Estate again. Also my part of the fishing room is Lydias for her life time. To my grandson Hedley Snelgrove son of Elijah & Melina Snelgrove I give and bequeath as long as he shall live the portion of the gardens on the barrens as his own property soon as he may be put in possession of it by my executrix. In case of his death before he comes to the full age of 21 years the land reverts to the Snelgrove Estate again.
My Granddaughter Susie Maud Snelgrove is to hold all her fathers property that I may have any claim upon as long as she does not change her name nor leave the place finally what other verbal bequests I have made I desire my wife Susannah to execute as as convenient after my decease. To my grandson Harold Gillingham I give and bequeath as long as he lives the garden outside of the Farm but at his death the garden reverts again to the Snelgrove Estate. I appoint Mary Jane Snelgrove my daughter-in-law to be Executrix to this my last will and Testament Job his x mark Snelgrove Signed in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses Allan G. Hudson John W. Louis
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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