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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Dibbon



Will of John Dibbon
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 155 probate year 1922
(This name is spelled Dibbon and Dibbin in this will)


I John Dibbon of Port Au Bras, Burin, NFLD. being of sound mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament, revoking any other Will made by me. I hereby give and bequeath, all my landed property equally between my two sons Henry Dibbon, and John Samuel Dibbin, and also the Stores, and other buildings thereon; also I bequeath my Dwelling house to my two sons aforesaid; and further I request and direct, that on the death of either of my sons, the entire property is to become the property of the one then living, but in the event of the deceased son leaving a child or children, the property of the deceased shall become the property of the child or children as the case may be.
I further bequeath to my married daughter Elizabeth Jane Bennett that piece or parcel of land upon which her dwelling house now stands, and which is enclosed within its fence. I make her this bequest on the distinct understanding that her husband George Bennett does not live with her on this property (she is now temporarily separated from him, and being with me) if, in the future she desires to live with him again she immediately forfeits all and every claim to the piece or parcel of land aforementioned and the said piece or parcel of land shall become the property of my two sons aforesaid, viz, Henry Dibbin and John Samuel Dibbin equally as aforesaid; and it is my express wish and order that my daughter's Husband, the said George Bennett, shall never again reside on this property.
Dated at Port Au Bras, Burin, Nfld. this twenty fourth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and twenty. JOHN his X mark DIBBIN
Signed by the above named Testator, in the presence of us, who at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses. Frank P. LeFeuvre, Burin, Merchant.     Richard Dillin, Burin, Fisherman.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 27/22
Johnson J.
Adm. C. T. A.
granted to
John S. Dibbin
Jan 28/22.
Estate sworn
at $768.00



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 June 24, 2002

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