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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Philip Ditchman



Will of William Philip Ditchman
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 190 & 191 probate year 1922


This is the last will and testament of me William Philip Ditchman of Wisbech in the County of Cambridge. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied by my Executrix hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give devise and bequeath to my dear wife Emma Julia Ditchman 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 also 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 wife Emma Julia Ditchman to and for her own use and benefit absolutely. And I nominate constitute and appoint my wife Emma Julia Ditchman to Executrix 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 William Philip Ditchman have to this my last will and testament set my hand the Seventeenth day of August in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eighty. W.P. DITCHMAN.
Signed by the Testator William Philip Ditchman and acknowledged by him to be his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time and subscribed by us in the presence of the said Testator and of each other.
G.B. SCARBAROUGH     Bank Accountant     Wisbech Cambs.
ALFRED CLARENCE ROGERS    Bank Clerk     Wisbech Cambridgshire.

A CODICIL to my Will which said Will I hereby confirm the said will bearing date the Seventeenth day of August 1880.
In the event of and should my Executrix Emma Julia 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 only to a yearly payment of One hundred pounds to my son William Ditchman to have no power to alienate assign sell or transfer any right in this Annuity either of which Acts will annul same. W.P. DITCHMAN.
Signed by the Testator in the joint presence of us who thereupon signed our names in his presence as Witnesses this 10th day of December 1907.
M.F. VALE    Manager   G.B. NICHOLSON     Clerk
both of Nat. Pre. Banc of England Limited Dartmouth.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 2/22
Kent J.
Re Sealed
May 2/1922.



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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