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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Dimond
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 333-334 probate year 1840.
William Dimond deceased.
In the name of God Amen, I William Dimond Senior of Adams Cove Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament
In the first place it is my will and I do hereby will and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Martin my bed curtains and seventy pounds currency to be paid in manner and form following Ten pounds currency per annum for food & clothing for the full term of seven years making up in all the above sum of seventy pounds.
In the next place it is my will and I hereby bequeath to my grandson John Evans the sum of fifteen pounds currency which sum is to be paid him after the opening of this instrument
Thirdly it is my will and I hereby bequeath to my grandson Robert Evans a feather bed and the sum of ten pounds currency to be paid in the manner as the fifteen pounds to his brother John Evans.
Fourthly I will and bequeath to my aforenamed grandsons John Evans and Robert Evans conjointly for ever all that piece of Potato and meadow ground now belonging to me and commonly known by the name of the Droke Land, and further it is my will concerning my said grandsons John Evans and Robt Evans and I hereby desire that they shall receive from my son Peter Dimond hereinafter mentioned a three year old heifer with calf as soon as the said John Evans and Robt Evans shall have hay and fodder sufficient to maintain the said heifer and again respecting the said John Evans and Robert Evans my grandsons it is my will and pleasure and I hereby direct that they are to have my house to live in for the term and space of two full years on the following conditions, viz. should my son Peter choose to leave his own house and live in mine that then they the said John Evans and Robert Evans are to live in his the said Peter Dimond's house in lieu thereof for the full or remainder of the said term as before mentioned.
Fifthly I will and bequeath to my grandson William Dimond a feather bed.
Sixthly I will and do hereby bequeath to my grandson Peter LeGrove the sum of Seven pounds ten shillings currency.
Seventhly to my great granddaughter Elizabeth Evans I bequeath fifty shillings currency both the same sum and the former to Peter LeGrove to be paid as soon as my affairs shall be settled and this instrument opened.
Eighthly I do by this instrument will and bequeath to my son Peter Dimond all the remainder of my property not hereinbefore mentioned, say, house, household furniture, lands, cattle, nets, seines fishing room with every appurtenance belonging thereto he the said Peter Dimond paying all my lawful debts and funeral expenses also the sum of three pounds currency for a suit of cloathes for my grandson Wm. Evans as soon as he comes to age and is for himself.
And lastly I nominate and appoint my son Peter Dimond and Thomas Butt of Black Head as my executors. Willm Dimond (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered where no stamps are used in presence of us,
John Rorke, John H. Hudson. Adams Cove, Jan. 29th 1838.
D. M. Browning
|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
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 30, 2002)
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