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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(D)
Charles Dawe

 

Will of Charles Dawe
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 403 to 407 probate year 1908

In re
      Charles Dawe          deceased.

      This is the last will and Testament of me Charles Dawe of Bay Roberts Merchant at present of Saint John’s. I bequeath the whole of my estate real and personal and wheresoever situate to my executors hereinafter named in trust to hold and apply the same to and for the following bequests and purposes:- I desire that the amount ($15,000) payable upon my death under a Policy of Insurance on my life in the Mutual Insurance Company of New York together with a sufficient sum ($35,000 or thereabouts) to be taken out of my general estate to make up the sum of fifty thousand dollars shall be invested in some good and safe securities at the discretion of my executors and that the yearly interest or income therefrom shall be paid to my wife during her life and while unmarried for her sole and separate use. Upon the death or marriage of my wife I desire that the said yearly interest or income shall go to my three children namely Louise Dawe, Emma Wills and and Robert Dawe, in equal shares for the separate and absolute use of each of them for and during the life of each of them.
In the event of any of my said children having died before the death or marriage of my wife and without leaving any children I desire that his or her share of the said interest or income shall go to the survivor or survivors of my said children for the life or lives of them or one of them as the case may be, but should he or she have left a child or children then I desire that such child or children shall take the share of or interest in the said principal sum of $50,000 as hereinafter provided upon the death of the father or mother as the case may be. Upon the death of any one of my said children I desire that the share of the said principal sum of $50,000 upon which he or she has been receiving or entitled to interest or income under the foregoing bequest shall go to his or her child or children who shall be living at the time of his or her death and if more than one then in equal shares or portions to each absolutely.

I bequeath to my daughter Louise Dawe the yearly interest or income arising from the sum of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) to be invested in good and safe securities for her separate and absolute use during her life. Upon her death I desire that the said principal sum shall go to her child or children who shall be living at the time of her death and if more than one then in equal shares or portions to each absolutely.

I bequeath to my daughter Emma Wills the yearly interest or income arising from the sum of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) to be invested in good and safe securities for her separate and absolute use for and during her life. Upon her death I desire that the said principal sum shall go to her child or children who shall be living at the time of her death and if more than one then in equal shares or portions to each absolutely.

I bequeath to my son Robert Dawe the yearly interest or income arising from the sum of $25,000 to be invested in good and safe securities for his separate and absolute use during his life. Upon his death I desire that the said principal sum shall go to his child or children who shall be living at the time of his death and if more than one then in equal shares or portions to each absolutely.
As regards the three foregoing bequests of $25,000 each I desire that in the event of any one of my said children dying without leaving any child him or her surviving the said sum of $25,000 i.e. the interest thereupon shall go to my wife for her life and upon her death or marriage to my surviving children for life and upon their death the principal to their children in the same manner as above provided in the case of the bequest of the sum of $50,000.

I desire that during the period that may elapse between my death and the realization and investment of the above mentioned sum of $50,000 and the said three sums of $25,000 each respectively there shall be paid out of my estate to my wife in lieu of the interest upon the said sum of $50,000 an allowance at the rate of $2000.00 per annum including the interest upon the said life insurance money and to each of my said children in lieu of interest upon the said sum of $25,000 in each case an allowance at the rate of $1000.00 a year to each.

I bequeath to my wife Emma for her sole and absolute use and benefit the dwelling house in which I now reside and which I inherited from my late father and the land buildings and appurtenances thereto appertaining; also all my household goods furniture chattels and effects; also all my cattle live-stock carriages carts sleighs stable furniture and utensils. I also bequeath to my said wife for her sole and absolute use and benefit that portion of the land formerly known as Russells which under arrangement with the firm of C. & A. Dawe comes to and is vested in me, namely the portion lying on the north side of a dividing line.

I bequeath to my daughter Louise the strip of land purchased from the estate of Nathaniel French and Mrs. Kelly for her separate and absolute use and benefit. I also bequeath to my said daughter Louise for her separate and absolute use and benefit my share or interest of and in the piece of land situate at Port-de-Grave belonging to the estate of my late father.

I bequeath to my daughter Emma the piece of land purchased from Isaac French of French’s Cove near the Roman Catholic church, Bay Roberts, for her separate and absolute use and benefit.

I bequeath to my son Robert the piece of land purchased from the estate of C.F. Bennett & Co. on the neck of land in the rear of Mosdells; also the piece of land purchased from the estate of John Hearn, at South River, Port de Grave, also the piece of land on the South side Beach, Coley’s Point, purchased from W.E. Green (formerly belonging to Pack, Gosse and Friar). The said several bequests to be for his sole and absolute use and benefit.

I bequeath to the Building Committee of St. Matthew’s Church at Bay Roberts the sum of two thousand dollars to be expended in the repairs of the old church or the erection of a new church as may be determined upon by the Committee.

I bequeath to the Church of England Asylum for widows and orphans, St. John’s, the sum of five hundred dollars.

I bequeath to Captain Stephen Parsons the sum of fifty dollars per annum to be paid to him during his life.

I desire that the business which I have been carrying on in partnership with my brother Azariah Dawe under the firm of C. & A. Dawe shall be wound up within the period of five years from my death with full power to my executors to manage and conduct the same in such manner as in their discretion shall appear to be ultimately the most profitable and advantageous. I desire that my share, one half of the balance of the proceeds realized and resulting from such winding up and all the residue and remainder of my estate after payment of all legacies and claims shall be from time to time invested in good and safe securities and that the yearly interest or income resulting therefrom shall be paid to my wife during her life and while unmarried, and that upon her death or marriage the said yearly interest or income shall go to my said children for their and each of their lives, and upon their and each of their deaths respectively to their and each of their children in like manner as provided in the case of the foregoing bequest of $50,000.

I appoint my brother Azariah Dawe, my son Robert and Mr. Arthur S. Rendell of St. John’s, Broker Executors and Trustees of this my last will.    Dated at St. John’s this 4th day of March A.D. 1908    Charles Dawe. Signed and delivered by the said Charles Dawe as his last will in presence of (sgd) J.S. Winter sg Lorenzo B. Moore

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
April 14/08
Emerson J.
Probate
April 21/08
granted to
Azariah Dawe
Robert Dawe
Arthus S.
Rendell
Estate
sworn at
$188,700.00

 

 

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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