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Will of Frederick Hiscock
I Frederick Hiscock Planter of Catalina Trinity Bay Newfoundland being in an infirm state of bodily health but of sound mind memory and understanding consider it prudent and proper to make this my last will and testament for the disposal of my landed and other property and money which I now do in manner and form following:
First my property such as houses lands stage flakes boats nets or any other moveable property indeed all (excepting the money which I shall hereinafter speak of) I will and bequeath to my son William Hiscock.
Secondly of the money deposited in the Union Bank of Newfoundland on my account I will and bequeath the sum of £100 (one hundred pounds) to my daughter Elizabeth and the sum of £100 (one hundred pounds) to my daughter Mary provided that those two said sums of money shall remain deposited in the said Union Bank of Newfoundland at the time of my decease.
Thirdly, Whatever other sums of money shall remain deposited on my account at the time of my decease both in the Commercial Bank of Newfoundland and in the Union Bank of Newfoundland or elsewhere over and above the sums of money aforementioned, which my two daughters Elizabeth and Mary are to receive, I will and bequeath to my son William Hiscock And I hereby appoint Mr. Benjamin Snelgrove of Catalina my executor for the purpose of having this my will performed according to my wishes and intentions. Given under my hand this thirty first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy two at Catalina Newfoundland.
Frederick his X mark Hiscock. Witnesses to this last will and testament of Frederick Hiscock of Catalina Newfoundland, William Netten, John Mifflen.
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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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