Will of William Diamond
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 488-489
probate year 1917
WILLIAM DIAMOND deceased.
I, William Diamond, of Change
Islands, Fisherman, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make
this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
First. I give, devise and bequeath to my son, Allan, my fishing Room, comprising
Dwelling house, Stage, Stores, Flakes and all land connected therewith,
also my Garden situate in the bottom of Nathan’s Harbor.
Second. I give and bequeath to my son Allan and my daughter, Sophia, all
my fishing property, comprising the Schooner “Wild Briar”,
Codtraps, Motor Boats and Skiffs, Herring Nets, and any other Fishing property
not here mentioned, share and share alike.
Third I give and bequeath to my wife, Mary
Ann, all money belonging to
me, or found in my name in any Bank or elsewhere, to be used by my said
wife, Mary Ann, for her comfort and support during her
lifetime. Any amount remaining after her decease to be divided in two and
one half shares, one share each to my son Allan and my daughter, Sophia,
and the half share to my adopted daughter Beatrice Diamond.
Fourth. I hereby appoint Richard
Taylor executor of this my last will and
testament. In witness whereof, I William
Diamond, the testator, have to this, my last will and testament, set my
hand and seal, this fifth day of July A.D. 1916. William his X
mark Diamond (LS) Signed, sealed, published
and declared by the above named William Diamond, as and for his last will
and testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our
names in the presence of said testator and of each other John H.
Roberts Archibald H. Taylor.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)