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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Richard Hiscock


Will of Richard Hiscock
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 242-243 probate year 1883

In re
      Richard Hiscock deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Richard Hiscock

1st Of my moneys deposited in the Savings Bank I bequeath to my executors for funeral expenses the sum of twenty pounds

2nd I bequeath to my son Henry Hiscock from the moneys so invested the sum of one hundred pounds.

3rd I bequeath to my daughter Tryphena Avery in her own right and free from the control of her present or any future husband she may marry the sum of forty one pounds ten shillings which money shall go for the benefit of her children after her decease.

4th. I bequeath to my daughter Charlotte Baston the sum of forty one pounds ten shillings and after her decease to the use of her children free and beyond the control of her present or any future husband with whom she may marry

5th To my son Arthur Hiscock I bequeath the house in Chapel Street East now occupied by him which he shall have during his lifetime and at his decease the whole of the unexpired interest in said house shall revert to his son Frederick Arthur Hiscock or in the event of his decease to the whole of the other children of him the said Arthur Hiscock.

6th.     To my grandson Arthur Hayward Jaynes I bequeath the house now occupied by my daughter Tryphena Avery situate in Darling Street during the unexpired term of the lease and after his death to his children if there should be any living but failing issue then the interest whatever it may be shall go to my grandson William Henry Hiscock.

7th I also bequeath my bed and bedding to my grandson Arthur Hayward Jaynes.

8th The box with my clothes I bequeath to Henry Hiscock’s children and the other box to Arthur Hayward Jaynes.

9th To my granddaughter Martha Elizabeth Jaynes I bequeath the small bed and bedding and to my granddaughter Meneatha Beatrice Avery I bequeath the sofa that is in my house.

10th To my daughter Tryphena Avery I bequeath the memorial of my wife Elizabeth Hiscock.

11th The chest of drawers I bequeath to my grandson Arthur Hayward Jaynes.

12th I appoint as the executors of this my last will my son Arthur Hiscock and my son-in-law James Avery- Richard his X mark Hiscock.    Signed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said Richard Hiscock who in our presence signed the same by appending his mark (after the contents had been read over and explained to him) J.R. McNeily, S.J. Tucker.

As a codicil to this my last will and testament I bequeath to my son Henry Hiscock instead of the sum of one hundred pounds (to be paid him out of moneys invested in the Savings Bank) the sum of fifty pounds my reason for making such an alteration in the terms of my will being that I find that it is necessary that I should have money for support and this is all that is at present available.    Richard his X mark Hiscock.     Signed published and declared as a codicil to this my last will and testament by me Richard Hiscock who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses have signed my name by affixing my mark after the said codicil had been read over and explained to me, Arthur W. Knight,     S.J. Tucker.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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