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Will of Clarissa Sarah Goff
This is the last will and testament of me Clarissa Sarah Goff of Number 275 Mile End Road in the County of Middlesex Widow I appoint John Winson of Number 275 Mile End Road aforesaid Licensed Victualer Sole executor of this my will and I give and bequeath to Sarah the wife of the said John Winson an annuity or yearly sum of twenty pounds computed from the day of my death and payable thenceforth half yearly to the said Sarah Winson during her life for her sole and separate use independently of her said husband with without being subject to his debts control or engagements but without power of anticipation and I charge the said annuity upon my real estate in the Island of Newfoundland
And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate and effects of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever situate I give devise bequeath and by virtue of any and every power me in this behalf in anywise enabling appoint the same and every part thereof unto the said John Winson his heirs executors and administrators upon trust to get in and convert my personal estate and thereout pay my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and subject thereto to stand possessed of my said personal estate upon trust to lay out and invest the same in his own name in the public stocks or funds of Great Britain with power to vary such investments from time to time and to pay the income and dividends arising from such investments and the rents of my real estate (subject to the said annuity) to my daughter Margaret Ann wife of William Cuckway of Number 4 Green Street Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex Labourer during her life for her separate use without power of anticipation and free from the control debts and engagements of any husband and from and after the decease of my said daughter I give devise and bequeath the corpus of my said residuary personal estate and my said real estate (subject as to my said real estate to the said annuity if then in existence) unto the child or unto between and amongst all and every the children of my said daughter who shall attain the age of twenty one years such children if more than one to take in equal shares as tenants in common and I authorize my said executor and trustee with the consent and concurrence of my said daughter during her life notwithstanding her coverture to grant leases of my real estate at rack rent only for any term not exceeding twenty one years in possession and to appoint by power any attorney or attornies agent or agents to manage my real estate in Newfoundland aforesaid and to receive and remit the rents thereof and I also empower my said executor and trustee with such consent as aforesaid to apply any portion or my personal estate in repairs or improvements of my said real estate in conjunction with any joint owner thereof or otherwise and I specially give to my said executor and trustee all the power and authorities (except a power of sale of my said real estate) ??????? by the Act of Twenty third and Twenty four Victoria Chapter 145 and I authorize my said executor to deduct his expenses and declare he shall be liable only for his own wilful default and shall not be answerable for any Banker Broker or agent in whose custody any portion of the trust monies shall be placed In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand this nineteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixty six-
C. S. Goff Signed published and declared by the said Clarissa Sarah Goff the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of both of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names at witnesses thereunto-
John Smee Clerk to Messrs Wadeson & Malleson 11 Austin Friars London Solicitors-
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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