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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jacob Dewling


Will of Jacob Dewling
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 page 13 probate year 1921

In re Jacob Dewling       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Jacob Dewling of Trouty in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, Carpentar. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me made and declare, this to be my last Will and Testament.

I will devise and bequeath unto my adopted daughter Jane Morris. wife of William Morris of Dunfield, Seaman all my landed estate and property situate at Trouty aforesaid, absolutley free and clear of and from the control and management of her present or any future husband she may have: the fishing outfit consisting of boats gear and nets to be included in the foregoing bequest.

I will and bequeath to my wife Maria Dewling the mortality fee due to me at decease from the Newfoundland British Society.

I will and bequeath to my sister Sarah Dewling the sum of Forty Dollars.

I will and bequeath unto my adopted daughter Jane Morris whatever balance remains to my credit in the Royal Bank of Canada. The furniture in my Dwelling House is to remain in the house; the bed and bedding I will and bequeath to my wife Maria Dewling. And lastly I nominate and appoint Jane Morris aforesaid Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I the said Jacob Dewling have hereunto set my hand and seal this Tenth day of March Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and Seventeen. Jacob Dewling.

Signed sealed and delivered by Jacob Dewling the Testator as and for his last Will & Testament in our presence, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.    John Ryan Sergeant Trinity     Fred Somerton of Trinity.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 1/21
Johnson J.
Probate granted
to Jane Morris
April 4/21
Estate sworn
at $650.00



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 7, 2002

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