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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(D)
Julia Dobie

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of Julia Dobie
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 546 & 547 probate year 1848

In re
      Julia Dobie      deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Julia Dobie of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Widow of the late Robert Dobie of Brigus in the Island aforesaid Surgeon a native of or near Kirkaldy in Northern Britain and who died and was interred at Brigus aforesaid in June 1837 aged twenty eight years.
I give and bequeath my dwelling house lands outhouses and all other the premises now in possession of William Allen Esquire Surgeon situate at Brigus in Newfoundland aforesaid together with all and singular the household furniture plate linen books and all the other property of every description which I shall be possessed of or entitled to at that time of my decease or over which I have a disposing power unto my dear father Thomas Danson Esquire of Harbor Grace my executor hereinafter named his heirs executors administrators and assigns upon trust that he shall at his discretion lease my said dwelling house lands and premises at Brigus aforesaid from time to time to the best tenant or tenants that can be procured and for the highest rent or rents that can be obtained for the same and for any term or terms of years that my said dear father shall think proper not exceeding twenty one years. Also at his discretion to select from any furniture or other moveable property such articles as he shall think proper and reserve the same for my dear son Robert Thomas Dobie until he shall have attained the age of twenty one years as a token of the kind affection of his dear father and myself.
And the remainder of my moveable and personal property to dispose of and sell to the best advantage and the money arising therefrom together with the rents issues and profits of my aforesaid dwelling house lands and premises at Brigus aforesaid to apply in the first place to the payment of my just debts and the residue from time to time to apply to the sole benefit maintenance education and support of my said dear son Robert Thomas Dobie until he shall have arrived at the full age of twenty one years at which time the whole of my said property of every description shall be entered upon possessed and enjoyed by my said son Robert as his own and his heirs for ever.
Should it happen that my said son Robert shall die before he shall have attained the age of twenty one years then and in that case I give and bequeath all and singular the rents issues and profits of my aforesaid dwelling house and premises as well as all interests and benefit arising from all my other property of every kind and nature to my dear mother Susanna Green Danson and her assigns for and during her natural life to be paid either to such person or persons as she may by any writing or writings under her hand direct or appoint to receive the same or for want of such direction or appointment into her own proper hands for her sole separate and peculiar use and benefit exclusively of her present or any future husband or husbands and not to be in any wise subject or liable to his or their debts control or interference and the receipt or receipts of the said Susanna Green Danson or of such person or persons as she shall from time to time direct or appoint to receive the same to be notwithstanding her present or future marriage or marriages a good and effectual discharge or good and effectual discharge or good and effectual discharges for the said rents issues and profits of the said house and premises and of the interest and proceeds of all my other property Should however my dear mother die before my dear father the said Thomas Danson, then the whole of my said property of every description shall be possessed occupied and enjoyed by him during his natural life and at his death be divided in equal proportions between my dear sister Eliza Gill and my brother Edmund Frederick Danson or their heirs.
The piano forte used by me and purchased by my dear father he has at my request promised shall be the property of my dear sister Eliza Gill and delivered to her immediately after my decease and lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my said dear father Thomas Danson Esquire sole executor of this my last will and testament and Guardian of my son Robert Thomas Dobie during his minority. Julia Dobie (LS)

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Julia Dobie as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other at her request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto the twenty fifth Septr A.D. 1838 A. Wayne,    Andw Drysdale,   Wm. Chas. St. John

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of Julia Dobie from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 139 to 142 probate year 1848.

This is the last will and testament of me Julia Dobie of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Widow of the late Robert Dobie of Brigus in the Island aforesaid Surgeon a native of or near Kirkaldy in Northern Britain and who died and was interred at Brigus aforesaid in June 1827. Aged Twenty eight years ~
I give and bequeath my dwelling house lands outhouses and all other the premises now in possession of William Allen Esquire Surgeon situate at Brigus in Newfoundland aforesaid together with all and singular the household furniture plate linen books and all other the property of every description which I shall be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my decease or over which I have a disposing power unto my dear father Thomas Danson Esquire of Harbor Grace, (My executor hereinafter named) his heirs executors administrators and assigns upon trust that he shall at his discretion lease my said dwelling house lands and premises at Brigus aforesaid from time to time to the best tenant or tenants that can be procured and for the highest rent or rents that can be obtained for the same and for any term or terms of years that my said dear father shall think proper, not exceeding twenty one years. Also at his discretion to select from any furniture or other moveable property such articles as he shall think proper and reserve the same for my dear son Robert Thomas Dobie until he shall have attained the age of twenty one years as a token of the kind affection of his dear father and myself.
And the remainder of my moveable and personal property to dispose of and sell to the best advantage ~ and the money arising therefrom together with the rents issues and profits of my aforesaid dwelling house lands and premises at Brigus aforesaid to apply in the first place to the payment of my just debts and the residue from time to time to apply to the sole benefit maintenance education and support of my said dear son Robert Thomas Dobie until he shall have arrived at the full age of twenty one years at which time the whole of my said property of every description shall be entered upon possessed and enjoyed by my said son Robert as his own and his heirs for ever.
Should it happen that my said son Robert shall die before he shall have attained the age of twenty one years then and in that case I give and bequeath all and singular the rents issues and profits of my aforesaid dwelling house and premises as well as all interests and benefits arising from all my other property of every kind and nature to my dear mother Susanna Green Danson and her assigns for and during her natural life to be paid either to such person or persons as she may by any writing or writings under her hand direct or appoint to receive the same, or for want of such direction or appointment into her own proper hands for her sole separate and peculiar use and benefit exclusively of her present or any future husband or husbands and not to be in anywise subject or liable to his or their debts control or interferance and the receipt or receipts of the said Susanna Green Danson or of such person or persons as she shall from time to time direct or appoint to receive the same, to be notwithstanding her present or future marriage or marriages a good and effectual discharge for the said rents issues and profits of the said house and premises, and of the interest and proceeds of all my other property. Should however my dear mother die before my dear father the said Thomas Danson, then the whole of my said property of every description shall be possessed occupied and enjoyed by him during his natural life and at his death to be divided in equal proportions between my dear sister Eliza Gill and my brother Edmund Frederick Danson or their heirs ~
The piano forte used by me and purchased by my dear father he has at my request promised shall be the property of my dear sister Eliza Gill and delivered to her immediately after my decease.
And lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my said dear father Thomas Danson Esquire sole executor of this my last Will and Testament and guardian of my son Robert Thomas Dobie during his minority ~ Julia Dobie (LS)

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Julia Dobie as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who in her presence, and in the presence of each other, at her request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto the Twenty fifth September A.D. 1838. Alfred Wayne ~ Andw Drysdale, William Charles St. John

In the Northern District
This Deponent Charles William St John of Harbor Grace, gentleman, maketh oath and saith that he the Deponent was present and saw Julia Dobie write her name and seal & deliver this paper writing as and for her last Will and Testament, when the said will was published and declared in the hearing of said testatrix, and in the hearing of this Deponent as well of Alfred Wayne and Andrew Drysdale, who subscribed their names thereto as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof. Wm Cha St John

Sworn at Harbor Grace this Sixth day of May 1848. John Charles Nutall. Commissioner & adguso(?) Clerk Northern Circuit Court.

 

 

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 10, 2002)

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