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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Dawe P Osmond
Will of Dawe P Osmond
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 474 probate year 1920
In re Dawe P Osmond deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Dawe P Osmond of
Moretons Harbour, in the Dominion of Newfoundland, merchant, hereby
revoking all wills or codicils by me at any time heretofore made.
I give and bequeath to my wife Jane Osmond, the following
sums of money as follows, in the Canadian Bank of Commerce twenty
nine thousand six hundred and eighty three dollars [$29,683] Bank
of Nova Scotia St. John's sixteen thousand seven hundred and eighty
four [16,784] Bank of Nova Scotia Halifax five thousand three hundred
and sixty one [$5361] Trade Bakery St. John's One thousand dollars
[$1000] Newfoundland Clothing Co. One thousand eight hundred seventy
five dollars [$1875] Marine Insurance Co. Six hundred [$600] Nickol
and Inkpen Five hundred dollars [$500] Cowan Co. Three thousand
dollars [$3000] for her sole use and benefit forever.
I give and devise unto my said wife, my dwelling house, furniture,
and all my homestead consisting of lands and out houses etc. for
her sole use and benefit forever.
I give and devise unto my brother Frederick Osmond my
stock in trade of whatever kind of which I may die possessed, subject
to the following conditions, - that amounts which may be due to
the estate of the late Louis Osmond, or elsewhere must be
paid out of the trade, as its first obligations and when these
obligations are met then the remainder of the business becomes
the property of my brother Frederick for his sole use and
All the rest residue and remainder of my property real and personal
I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife for her sole use and
I hereby appoint and constitute my wife Jane Osmond Executrix
and Charles White of Twillingate, Justice of the Peace Executor
of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I subscribe these presents as written this fourteenth
day of August. A D. 1919. D. P. Osmond. Signed published and
declared by the said Testator as his last Well & Testament in his
presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our
hands and subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. George Bennett. Charles
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 25/20
Probate granted to
Jane Osmond and
Estate sworn at
|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 January 22, 2002
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