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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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George Daw Senior
Will of George Daw Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 87 & 88 probate year 1830.
In the Estate of
George Daw Senior deceased.
In the name of God Amen. To all to whom these presents shall come Know Ye that I George Daw the Elder being at this time in perfect mind and sound memory do hereby make this my last will and testament. First I commend my soul into the hand of Almighty God in sure and certain hope of the resurrection of the Dead.
Item. To my son George I give and bequeath the house he now resides in one half of the garden situated between John Daw & Charles Daws property to be divided by drawing a line from No. to So a quarter of the garden attached to his house & a quarter of the stage & flakes
Item As long as my sons John & Jacob may agree they are to reside together in the house I now dwell in and have the cellar attached thereto, but not until John may have a house built for himself is he to be obliged to remove from this, eventually however the houses & cellar is to be the property of Jacob with all the household furniture. The meadow. Grass. House. Garden that lays to the North of the meadow & store house in front of the room is to equally divided between them (John & Jacob)
Item To my son Isaac I give and bequeath one half of the garden situated between John Daw & Charles Daw's property aforesaid & a quarter of the fishing room laying southward.
Item All other parts of the fishing room or plantation not herein specified is to be divided equally between the four sons.
Item- Whatever money may remain in the hands of Mr. Willm Danson belonging to me at my demise I give & bequeath to my sons John & Jacob to be equally divided they paying the sum of two pounds to each of my daughters Nancy Patience Frances & Grace if so much remain after deducting the cost attending my funeral (which I request may be in a decent & respectable manner)
Item In confidence of the honor and integrity of Messrs. Robert Prowse and William Andrews (Rob. Son) I will that they be executors to this my last will & testament and I strictly injoin all concerned herein that they attend to their direction in the execution hereof the executors are to have hatbands & scarfs to be worn at my funeral.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal at Port de Grave this 13th June 1825. George Daw Senr (LS)
In presence of us Robert Prowse Samuel Daw Isaac Son.
D. M. Browning
|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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 21, 2002)
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