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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Sarah Dawe


Will of Sarah Dawe
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 99 probate year 1918)

In re Sarah Dawe deceased

In the name of God Amen:- I Sarah Dawe Spinster of Ship Cove, Port-de-Grave, Nfld, being of sound mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following: that is to say, I order that all my just and legal debts and funeral expenses etc. be paid in full and after payment thereof I give and bequeath all my money that I may have in Savings Bank or elsewhere to my nephew Jabez Dawe for and in consideration of his kindness to me and giving me my support in the last few years. I give my bed and Bible and bedding to Elsie Dawe daughter of Jabez Dawe, I give my furs and shawl to Mary E. Dawe wife of Walter Dawe. I give my hymn book and Bible to Fanny Butler wife of Leo Butler and all other things I possess in the room I occupy that is my clothes etc. I leave to Jabez and his wife to do as they wish with it. I hereby appoint Jabez Dawe as sole executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I Sarah Dawe hereby revoke all former wills by me made and declare this to be my last will and testament and also hereby affix my signature or mark this twenty-fourth day of December one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. -Sarah her X mark Dawe.

Signed sealed and declared by the testatrix Sarah Dawe as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other and at her request have subscribed our names as witnesses this twenty-fourth day of December one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. Witness: Harold Andrew      Harold Dawe.

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 10/18
Kent J.
May 15/18
to Jabez
sworn at



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: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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