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Lower Island Cove - Will of Ann Snelgrove, 1822


In the name of God Amen in the Eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty two (1822), I Ann Snelgrove of Island Cove Newfoundland being by the blessing of God in a sound state of mind and memory, but calling to mind the weak state of this life, and that it is appointed to me soonth die; do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. I give and commend my Soul to God who gave it me, my body to the disposal and direction of my dutiful son Jacob - with respect to my worldly goods I dispose of them in the manner following - to James the son of my son Jacob I give and bequeath the Fishing Room with all privileges thereto belonging now occupied by W. Robert Bussey, to which I annex the Garden which I bought from George Nos. (Norris?) but with the condition that it shall not be sold or taken for Debt, but continues to be possess by the Snelgrove family forever, and be it further known that the said Room and Garden shall be held by my beloved son Jacob till his son James shall become of age. To the said James Snelgrove son of Jacob I give my Bed which his Father shall keep for the use of my faithful friends till his son shall become of Age. To my dear Daughter Rachel, I give one of my Gold Rings. To my dear Daughter Grace I give the other Gold Ring. To my dear Daughters Hannah, Ann, Susan, Rachel and Grace, I give my best Clothes to be distributed amongst them by my much beloved friend Mrs. Elizabeth Losk and according to her Judgement. To Ann I give all my old Clothes and an Apron over and above her share in my best Clothes. To my beloved Grand Daughter (of Jacob) Elizabeth, I give my small Trunk and the large one to her Sister Rachel. All the money to me belonging I give to my faithful son Jacob to defray the Expenses of my Funeral and getting a Head Stone for my Grave when I lay in the cold Clay.

I make Wm. Garland Senr. And my son Jacob my Executors.

Signed Ann Snelgrove (x her mark)

Signed and pronounced by the said Ann Snelgrove as her last Will and Testament in the presence of us the Inscribers

Signed Ninian Barr
Signed Robert Normore
Signed George Moors (x his mark)

I hereby Certify that the Reverend Ninian Barr, Wesleyan Missionary personally appeared before me the Twenty sixth day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and twenty six and proved the Execution of the Will of Ann Snelgrove of which the foregoing is a true and literal copy, he the said Ninian Barr having been a Witness thereto, and the same is hereby actually Registered by me this day.

Witness my hand at Harbor Grace Newfoundland this Sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and twenty six 1826 -- Signed Wm. Stark, Registrar

Original delivered to Wm. Garland Senr: 19th Dec. 1826 (signed J. Stark)
? delivered to Jacob Snelgrove 19th January 1827 (initialled J. S.)
Fee 1 pound 10.0 Property valued at 250 pounds.

1999 Susan Snelgrove & NL GENWEB