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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(H)
Edmund Hiscock

 

Will of Edmund Hiscock
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 141 and 142 probate year 1918)

In re Edmund Hiscock       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Edmund Hiscock, of Brigus, Planter.

First. I hereby revoke all Wills and Testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made.

Second. I direct that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid out of my estate.

Third. I give devise and bequeath unto my son William J. Hiscock, all my fishing-rooms, lands, buildings, stores, stages, tenements and premises situate at Holton Labrador, together with all my fishing gear including boats, salt, cod-traps and nets at Holton aforesaid or usually used in connection with that fishing room, also my schooner named "Edmund".

Fourth. I give devise and bequeath unto my son John W. Hiscock all my fishing-rooms, lands tenements, buildings, stores, stages and premises situate at Comfort Bight, Hiscock Islands and American Harbor, Labrador respectively, together with all my fishing year including boats, salt, cod-traps, and nets at Comfort Bight, Hiscock Islands and American Harbor, or usually used in connection with these fishing-rooms: also my schooner "Snow Queen".

Fifth. I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my property to Jabez Thompson J.P. of Brigus, Stipendiary Magistrate, upon trust to pay the income thereof unto my wife Sarah Hiscock semi-annually during the period of her natural life commencing from the date of my death. Upon the death of my said wife I direct that my said Trustee shall hold the said property upon trust to be divided as follows, that is to say, to my grandson Edmund Hiscock son of William J. Hiscock, the Southern portion of my land tenements and premises situate at Brigus as the same is now marked by a series of iron bolts fixed in the ground dividing the said property. To my grandson Edmund Hiscock son of John W. Hiscock the Northern portion of my said lands tenements and premises situate at Brigus as the same is now marked by the said series of iron bolts fixed in the ground dividing the said property as aforesaid; and to such of the children of my said son's William J. Hiscock and John W. Hiscock as shall be living at the time of my said wife's death [including the said Edmund Hiscock, son of said William J. Hiscock, and Edmund Hiscock, son of said John W. Hiscock] all the residue of the said trust estate and funds to be divided equally between them, such children to take per sti(?)es and not per capita.

Seventh. I appoint my sons John W. Hiscock and William J. Hiscock Executors of this my will. In witness whereof I the said Edmund Hiscock have hereunto set my hand at St. John's this thirtieth day of May Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and thirteen Edmund Hiscock

Signed by the said testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Jas. P. Blackwood    Jessie White

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
July 10/18
C.J.
adm c.t.a
July 11/18
granted
to Jabez
P. Thompson
surities
Nichole
Smith &
John W
Hiscock
Estate
sworn at
$7175.00

 

 

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: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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