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Will of Thomas Hiscock
This is the last will & testament
of Thomas Hiscock planter of Catalina in the electoral district of Trinity
Bay - I hereby devise, give, & bequeath to my wife Helen for her sole
use & benefit, during the term of her natural life, provided she remain
a widow, all my estate and effects, both real & personal whatsoever & wheresoever
and of what nature and quality soever viz My dwelling house, furniture, bedding & contents, personal effects,
clothing & whatsoever cash of which I may be possessed at the time
of my decease, the strip of land on which my house is built, bounded on
the S.W. by the Main Street, on the N.E. by the back street on the S.E.
by Robert Hiscocks property & on the N.N.W. by Joseph
land my fishing gear including two cod nets trawls & punt my stage & Flake,
Half store on fishing room built on my own land, I give to my aforesaid
wife, Helen, liberty to sell the land only during her widowhood & with
this proviso that the first offer of purchase is to be made to Adam
Haynes of Catalina aforesaid & only in the event of his refusal to purchase,
is it be disposed of to another. In the event if my aforesaid wife Helen marrying again my dwelling house, land, & all out buildings including
water side premises is to revert to the aforesaid Adam son of my step-brother
William Haynes, planter of Catalina provided it is not previously
sold either to him or another.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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