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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Emma Julia Ditcham


Will of Emma Julia Ditcham
also spelled Ditchman within this will,
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 pages 514 & 515 probate year 1920

In re Emma Julia Ditcham       deceased

Probate Engrossment.

This is the last will and testament of me Emma Julia Ditcham of Tremorvah, Dartmouth. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied by my executor hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.

I give devise and bequeath all and every my household furniture linen and wearing apparel books plate pictures china horses carts and carriages and also all and every sum and sums of money which may be found in my house or about my person or due to me at the time of my decease and all my stocks funds and securities for money book debts money on bonds bills notes or other securities and all and every other my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal whether in possession or reversion remainder or expectancy unto my husband William Phillip Ditchman to and for his own use and benefit absolutely.

And I nominate constitute and appoint the said William Phillip Ditchman to be the executor of this my Will and hereby revoking all former or other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made. I declare this to be my last will and testament

In witness whereof I the said Emma Julia Ditchman have to this my last will and testament set my hand the third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and one----------- Emma Julia Ditchman

Signed by the Testatrix Emma Julia Ditchman and acknowledged by her to be her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time and subscribed by us in the presence of the said Testatrix and of each other-------
Charles I.W. Seymour Bank manager, Duke Street Dartmouth-----
[Seal] Probate Engrossment.--------

A codicil to my Will which said Will I hereby confirm the said Will bearing date the third day of January 1901.
In the event of and should my executor William Phillip Ditchman to whom I have left all and every my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal whether in possession reversion remainder or expectancy die during my lifetime I hereby appoint my only daughter Aveline Scott Ditchman Sole Executrix of my aforesaid Will and leave to the said Aveline Scott Ditchman all my aforesaid estate and effects to and for her own use and benefit absolutely subject to a yearly payment of one hundred pounds to my son William Ditchman during his lifetime and payable quarterly. The said William Ditchman to have no power to aleniate assign sell or transfer any rights in this annuity either of which acts will annul same-----
Emma Julia Ditcham

Signed by the Testatrix in the joint presence of us who thereupon signed our names in her presence as witnesses this 24th day of December 1907---------
H. F. Vale manager ----------------
G. B. Nicholson Clerk
both of Nat: Pro: Bank of England Limited Dartmouth-----
6 Fos. (?) Exd. A.J.C.-------------------- [Seal] Probate Engrossment.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Re Seal
Fiat Aug. 9/20
Johnson J.



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 13, 2002

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