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Part 1 - Contributed by Ralene Earle
In the Supreme Court
In re Eliza Kelland, Port de Grave deceased
OATH OF EXECUTOR
Probate granted to John B. Dawe
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND
The Petition of John B. Dawe of Bay Roberts in the Electoral District of Port de Grave
Your petitioner therefore prays that Probate of the said will may be granted to him.
And, as in duty bound, Your Petitioner will ever pray, &c.
Dated at St. John's this 6th day of January A.D. 1906
This is the will marked "A" referred in this affidavit of (initialled) JBD
In the name of God Amen.
That is to say, I order that all my just debts be fully paid and satisfied and after payment thereof and every part thereof, I give and bequeath to my niece Fanny Bussey all my property, namely, dwelling house and store with the garden around the house and also the potato garden at "Back Cove" and all furniture in the house
I also give and bequeath to my niece Fanny Bussey all money I may have left in the Bank or elsewhere at my decease and I hereby nominate and appoint my nephew John B. Dawe to be executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void any former will by me made and declare this only to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I the said testatrix Eliza Kelland have to this my last will and testament affixed my signature this fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and one (1901)
Published declared and signed by the said testatrix Eliza Kelland as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other herewith subscribed our names as witnesses
Part 2 - Contributed by Judy Benson
Will of Eliza Kelland
In re the estate of
In the name of God. Amen. I Eliza Kelland of Port de Grave Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland widow of the late William Kelland, Merchant, being of sound mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following. That is to say:
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Eliza Kelland.
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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.
Part 1 contributed by Ralene Earle
Part 2 contributed by Judy Benson
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 26, 2002
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