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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Abel Pond


Will of Abel Pond.
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 313 and 314 year 1919)

In re Abel Pond       deceased

Know All Men. That I, Abel Pond of Peters Arm Botwood, in the Electoral District of Twillingate, Carpenter, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament. 1st- I give and devise to my beloved wife Barbara, and my children Edward Dawe and Mary Elizabeth jointly all of my estate, real and personal, also all money I may be possessed of at the time of my death, including money in Bank of Nova Scotia. St. John's conditionally, that is to say. - That land, property and money shall be for the use of my beloved wife and children jointly as aforesaid while my wife remains single. - In the event of her marriage or death, then the land, property and money remaining shall revert to my children, and an equal division to be made between the said Edward Dawe and Mary Elizabeth. 2nd. I appoint my friend Norman Gray of Botwood, executor of this my last will and testament. - In witness whereof, I. the said Abel Pond, set my hand and seal hereunto, this 9th day of October. 1917. - Abel Pond, Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Abel Pond, as for his last will and testament in presence of us, who in his presence, and is the presence of each other, and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. - Norman Gray. Kenneth. M. Macdonald. James Inder.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 19/19
Kent. J.
Probate granted
to Norman Gray
April 22/19
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 and Eric Weller

Revised: October 17, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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