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Will of Emma Daw
This is the last will and testament of me Emma Daw of Bay Roberts Conception Bay Newfoundland. I hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time made and declare this to be my last will and testament, after payment of all my just debts funeral expenses and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath as follows- First, To my son Azariah the sum of five hundred pounds together with the dwelling house at Bay Roberts in which I resided and all the household furniture and everything therein contained belonging to me Second, To my three daughters Selina Sclater, Annie Smith and Emma Daw the sum of one hundred pounds each- Third, To my grandson Robert Dawe son of Charles one hundred pounds Fourth, To my granddaughters Emma Sclater and Emma Smith the sum of fifty pounds each- Fifth, To my daughter Emma my bed bedding and bedstead, and I further order and desire that my said daughter Emma shall be supported from my money, and also have the use of my bedroom while she remains single. Fifth To my sons Charles and Azariah all the residue of my estate, and property both real and personal of whatever description- Sixth, I appoint my two sons Charles Daw and Azariah Daw and Revd Mr. Shears of Bay Roberts executors of this my last will and testament. as witness my hand this 3rd day of April 1879. Emma her X mark Daw. Signed by Emma Daw the abovenamed testator as for her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time, who have hereunto signed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the testator and of each other at Brigus this 3rd April A.D. 1879. John Bartlett, William Anderson.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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