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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(D)
Levi Diamond

 

Will of Levi Diamond
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 pages 6 & 7 probate year 1921

In re Levi Diamond       deceased

I Levi Diamond of St. John's, Merchant, hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will.

  1. I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife Selina Diamond during her life my land with dwelling house thereon [known as house no. 201 Gower St.] together with all my household furniture and chattels of every description situated therein, when on the death of my wife I devise and bequeath my said land with dwelling house thereon together with all household furniture and chattels of every description therein to my daughter Jessie J. Diamond, absolutely.

  2. I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife Selina Diamond, during her life my building on Water Street with the leasehold interest [known as the building in which I know carry on business] when on the death of my wife, I give, devise and bequeath said building with leasehold interest therein to my sons Levi A.Diamond and Arthur G.Diamond, absolutely, share and share alike.

  3. I give, devise and bequeath unto my son Levi A.Diamond my business on Water Street, together with all stock, stock-in-trade, utensils, book debts and property of every description associated with said business, absolutely, save and except the debts of Arthur G.diamond, M.A.Diamond, and Diamond & Company.

  4. I give, devise and bequeath unto my son Arthur G. Diamond all interst, claims and demands that I hold by mortgage or otherwise against his house on Queen's Road [known as house No. 86] absolutely.

  5. I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife Selina Diamond during her life my shares in the Consolidated Foundry, when at her death, I give, devise and bequeath said shares to my sons Levi A. Diamond and Arthur G. Diamond. absolutely, share and share alike.

  6. I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife Selina all my Life Insurance with the Sun Life Insurance Company, absolutely.

  7. I give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Jessie J. Diamond all my insurance with the Masonic Club Mutual Insurance Association, absolutely.

  8. I give, devise and bequeath all my Insurance with the British Society to my executors in trust to be used for the burial expenses of Mrs. Robbins.

  9. I give, devise and bequeath all the residue of my real and personal estate and affects unto my three children, namely Levi A. Diamond, Arthur G. Diamond and Jessie Diamond, absolutely, share and share alike.

  10. I appoint my sons Levi A.Diamond and Arthur G. Diamond executors of this my will.

  11. It is my desire and wish that my son Levi A. Diamond shall continue to occupy my building on Water Street in the carrying on of his business and shall pay my wife Selina Diamond the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars per annum as rental, less ground rent and Insurance, during the life of my said wife Selina.

  12. It is my desire and wish that my executors first pay my funeral and testamentary expenses out of the-residue-of-my-estate business on Water Street.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St.John's this Twenty-sixth day of March A.D.1915 Levi Diamond.
Signed by the said Levi Diamond as his last will. in the presence of us, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. first having inserted the words "Mutual Insurance Association in paragraph 7 & "business" on Water Street" in line 3 of paragraph 12.     S.J.Foote.     William T.Reay.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 22/21
Horwood J.
Probate granted to
Levi A. Diamond
and Arthur G. Diamond
March 22/21
Estate sworn at
$14,071.00

 

 

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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