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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Charles F. Davis
Will of Charles F. Davis
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 399 & 400 probate year 1923
In re CHARLES F. DAVIS. DECEASED.
I, Charles F. Davis of L'Anse Au Mour In the District of Labrador South in which I being in poor health But of sound mind do cancel and make void all former Wills and make this my last Will and Testament and by those present do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Elizabeth G. Davis Executor and Thomas M. Wyatt Light-Keeper of Point Armour in the District of Labrador South as sole Executors of the same.
I also direct that in the matter of all my shares of the Fisheries no division or allotment be made But that the Company be kept up The Nets and Gear and all appurtenances being the sole property of the Company and none of it to be sold or made away with in anyway without the full consent of all concerned therein. Also that the Company account be equally divided into three shairs being one shair for my wife Elizabeth G. Davis and one shair each for Brother George and John Davis The expenses incurred in keeping up the room and gear to be set in equal amounts by each shareholder herein mentioned. And I do hereby direct my Executor herein appointed to see that everything be fully carried out as to shair of property and fishing gear as follows: To my wife Elizabeth G. Davis I bequeath my Dwelling House and all its belongings and piece of land on which Dwelling House and small Store near Dwelling and equal shair on Wharf Stage and Stores of said Company.
I also direct that the said Fisheries and Dwelling and property owned by me hereafter mentioned shall never pass out family name of Davis but shall be owned and and enjoyed by them. My wife Elizabeth G. Davis also herein mentioned. But if she should change her name at anytime she is not to have any claim or shair of property for keep according to this will. But as long as she will hold the said name she is to enjoy it during the rest of her life, and after her death the said property and all its belongings be made over to my nephew William H. Davis Providing that he will prove just and true in all its dealings and be kind and good to my wife Elizabeth G. Davis. And I bequeath to William H. Davis and Frederick H. Davis my nephews and sons of George Davis my Chest of Tools between them and to handle and keep together everything as I have done.
And I appoint George Davis master in all its branches for the benefit of all concerned therein and to see that all the property be kept in good repairs and owned and enjoyed by all their Heirs and assigns for ever.
In witnesses whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 20th day of April one thousand nine hundred and twelve. 1912. CHAS. F. DAVIS.
This Will was signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us. And in the presence of each other as Witnesses thereunto.
Sig Thos. M. Wyatt
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 26/23
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Co. - Executor)
|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.
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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 24, 2002
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