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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(D)
John R. Dawson

 

Will of John R. Dawson
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 353 probate year 1919

In re John R. Dawson       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me John R. Dawson of Bay Roberts Newfoundland. My mother Margaret Dawson is to have a room in my house, and be supported by my wife or children during her life time. To my sister Catherine Dawson I leave that piece of land known as the cabbage garden bounded on the North by my property on the South by land of Thomas Dawson, on the West by land of William Dawson and on the east by the cross road. All the rest of my property, and any interest held by me in other property such as the Walsh property I leave to my wife to be held by her in trust for my children. In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament on this tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen subscribed my name. John R. Dawson. Signed in presence of us who in presence of the testator and by each other signed our names as witnesses. S. J. Whelan. James B. Walsh. Bay Roberts
March 10th 1919.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug 8/19
Johnson J.
adm granted
to Selena
Dawson
Aug. 9th 1919
Estate sworn
at $800.00

 

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 and Eric Weller

Revised: October 23, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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