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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elizabeth Sarah Diamond



Will of Elizabeth Sarah Diamond
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 242 probate year 1922


I Elizabeth Sarah Diamond of Catalina in the district of Trinity Nfld widow of the late Caleb Diamond, being of sound mind and memory do hereby make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments heretofore at any time by me made.

1st I give and devise to my daughter Margaret Mary, wife of William Wesley Halfyard the piece of land situated near the house and bounded on the North and East by the property owned by John House of William. On the West by the Public Lane, on the South by my dwelling house. Front Garden, Store house. Stable and rear garden, known as my Cabbage garden, subject to the following conditions

  • 1st That the said land must not in any event be sold or disposed off, in any manner to any other person or persons other than to my daughter Gertrude provided she at that time remains in possession of the adjoining land
  • 2nd That in the event of my daughter Margaret Mary dying without issue, the aforesaid land shall then become the property of my daughter Gertrude, her heirs, Executors, Assigns for ever. I also give and bequeath to her the sum of Two hundred dollars (cash)
  • 2nd I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Gertrude Diamond all the rest and residue of my real and personal property The well and cellar situated on the land aforesaid devised to my daughter Margaret Mary, is to be used by the aforesaid Margaret and Gertrude jointly. But in the event of the adjoining property passing out of the hands of the said Gertrude or her heirs, the well and cellar will then become the sole property of the aforesaid Margaret or her heirs.
  • I do hereby constitute and appoint my son in law William Wesley Halfyard and my daughter Gertrude as my Executor and Executrix respectively and jointly to carry out the provision of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand at Catalina aforesaid this Nineteenth day of May One thousand nine hundred and fifteen ELIZABETH S DIAMOND.
Signed by the said Elizabeth Sarah Diamond the testatrix, in the presence of us, who in her presence and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses. RICHARD ALBERT LODGE   BENJAMIN PERRY.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 15/22
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Wm. W.
Gertrude Diamond
July 18/22
Estate sworn
at $848.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 30, 2002

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