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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Dawe


Will of William Dawe
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 434 probate year 1920

In re William Dawe       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me, William Dawe, of Long Pond, in the District of Harbor Main, Farmer.

  1. I hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time made, and in particular do I hereby revoke a will made by me on the 14th day of February, A.D. 1907, and I declare this document about to be executed by me my last will and testament.
  2. I give, devise and bequeath all the property, goods, chattels and effects of whatsoever nature and kind and wheresoever situate of which I may die possessed unto my beloved daughter-in-law Rachel Dawe, widow of my deceased son Thomas Dawe, to be hers absolutely and I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said daughter-in-law Rachel Dawe to be the executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand this 29th day of April A.D. 1913. William his X mark Dawe. Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other, have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses. the same having first been read over and explained to the said William Dawe and seemingly fully understood and approved of by him.
Michael J. Mulcahy of St. John's. Clerk to R. A. Squires. Solicitor.
Richard Anderson Squires, of St. John's. Solicitor.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 5/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Rachel
Dawe April 9/20.
Estate sworn
at $740.00



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Page revised November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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