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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
E
Charles H. Emerson

 

Will of Charles H. Emerson.
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 307 probate year 1919)

In re Charles H. Emerson       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me Charles H. Emerson of St John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Registrar of the Supreme Court. I appoint James F. Blackwood and my son Frederick R. Emerson the executors of this my last Will and Testament.

  1. I give devise and bequeath all my property of every description of which I may die possessed or become entitled to, to my wife Helen L. Emerson absolutely and for ever.
  2. Should my ) said wife predecease me, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Clara Helen Emerson the sum of ten thousand dollars to be paid to her by my Executors within one year from my death, also my Silver Queen China Tea Service and all my jewellery. I give the rest residue of my estate comprising property of every description both real and personal of which I may die possessed or become entitled to, to my son Broderick R. Emerson absolutely and for ever.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 2nd day of February I9I9. Charles H. Emerson. Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Charlotte Duffisse. Elizabeth J. Scott.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 4/19
Kent J.
Probate granted to
Jms. F. Blackwood &
Fred. R. Emerson.
April 5/19
Estate sworn
at $9.945.15

 

 

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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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