Probate Records Relating to Grates Cove Residents


Will of Joseph Snelgrove 1905

This is the Last Will & Testament of one, Joseph Snelgrove, of Grates Cove, in the District of Bay de Verde, Newfoundland. I hereby revoke all former wills Testamentary dispositions whatsoever.

I hereby give, devise & bequeath all my property real and personal, of whatever Description to my wife Mary, and after the death of my wife Mary, to my daughter Elfrieda Lambert.

Should either of my nephews, Simeon Wesley or Gilbert Snelgrove want a site to build a house they are to have it, whilst they remain here. But forfeits all claims as soon as the said parties leaves the above mentioned place.

And I appoint my daughter Elfrieda Lambert the executrix of this my will. Dated this 6th day of February, 1905.

Signed and declared by the above Joseph Snelgrove as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us, both present at the same time, who, at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Simon Snelgrove

Jacob H. Snelgrove

Signed by Joseph Snelgrove

Note: Probate was granted to Elfrieda Lambert on the 12th day of February 1908 (note her mother Mary Avery Snelgrove died Jan. 1908) Value of estate listed as $80.