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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Cox
from Newfoundland will books volume 5 pages 349-350 probate year 1889
Last Will and Testament of
James Cox late of St. John's
This is the last Will and Testament of me James Cox of Saint John's on the Island of Newfoundland Tailor. I give and bequeath to my daughter Alice Cox the four shares held by me in the Capital Stock of the Union Bank of Newfoundland and the Sum of Five hundred and sixty dollars being a sum advanced by me to Richard Hayden on loan at seven per cent interest and the house belonging to me situate on Victoria Street and also the Piano and Canterbury, the large Mirror, the large round Table, the bronze Clock and all the oil paintings contained in my dwelling house, together with my watch chain and half my books-
To my son William, I give the Dwelling House I now occupy Situate on Water Street and also all the Stock in trade contained in my Shop. I also give him my watch-
To my son Daniel I give and bequeath the House adjoining that in my occupancy being No. 68 on Water Street-
I direct my Executor hereinafter named, to apply the money lying at my credit on the said Union Bank to repairing the front of the two Dwelling Houses on Water Street and I further direct my executor to divide the Surplus, if any, between my two sons in equal shares-
I give and bequeath my Household Furniture to my two sons, in equal shares, except the Bed Rooms which I direct to be equally divided between my three children-
I hereby appoint William Merchant of St. John's aforesaid executor of this my last will and desire that the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and effects should be equally divided between my three children
- In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my hand at St. John's aforesaid this sixteenth day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine and declare the foregoing to be my last will and testament. James Cox. Declared and subscribed by the said Testator and for his last Will and Testament in our presence who at his request in his presence and in the presences of each other do attest the same- William H. Horwood, Maria Sadie Gadie
I certify the foregoing a Correct Copy
Chief Clerk & Registrar
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Transcribed by Mildred Way
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Friday July 07, 2017)
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