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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Hiscock
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 582-583
probate year 1900
Last will and Testament of
John Hiscock of St. John’s
I John Hiscock of number 10 Hayward Avenue
St. John’s Newfoundland declare this to be my last will and Testament.
I devise and bequeath all my right title and interest in the Houses Nos
10, 12 14 and 16 respectively and my interest in the land on which they
stand situate in Hayward Avenue in trust for my son John Albert
Hiscock for his sole use and benefit. I bequeath to him also
(my just debts being paid) whatever moneys may remain of a deposit note
for Five hundred and ten dollars and all other moneys arising from rents
or from any source whatever to which I may be entitled at my death. I
bequeath to him also, all my household effects and whatever property
I may be possessed of at the time of my death.
And I hereby appoint Albert
Hudson Martin Lumber Merchant of St. John’s Newfoundland to have and control
the use of all the income of the said property for the benefit of my
said son John Albert Hiscock until he attain the full age of twenty one
years. And the said Albert Hudson Martin shall be entitled to and shall
receive Five per cent per annum of the rental arising from the said house
property as a remuneration for his services in this behalf. Any monies
accruing annually when in the opinion of the said Albert H. Martin all
just claims upon the Estate have been satisfied shall be deposited in
the Government Saving’s Bank for the benefit of my said son John
Albert Hiscock. I hereby commit to the said Albert H.
Martin all title
deeds deposit notes and Bank Books relating to this estate, of all which
he shall render a just account to my son John Albert Hiscock, when being
of age he shall be entitled to the same. And I further direct that in
the event of my said son John Albert hiscock dying unmarried, or leaving
no lawful widow or children, the said estate and all interest in it shall
revert without hindrance or condition to the Rector and Churchwardens
for the time being of the Parish of Saint Thomas in this city to be disposed
of by them as in their discretion they shall deem best to constitute
a permanent endowment for the said Parish. All the foregoing relates
to my property in Saint John’s. I possess also a small piece of
freehold land in Trinity Newfoundland this I also bequeath to my son
John Albert Hiscock and in the event of his dying unmarried
or leaving no lawful widow or children I direct that this piece of land
situate in trinity shall become the property of St. Pauls Church Trinity.
Dated at St. John’s Newfoundland December 15th 1899. (Sgd) John
his x mark Hiscock. Signed and delivered in the presence of (sgd) Henry
Dunfield. (Sgd) George Hiscock. I hereby appoint the aforesaid Albert
H. Martin my sole Executor. (Sgd) John his x mark Hiscock witness (sgd)
Henry Dunfield (sgd) George Hiscock
I certify the foregoing to be
a correct copy of the last will and Testament of John Hiscock deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Albert H. Martin
April 8: 1900
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