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Will of Richard Philpot
This is the last will and testament of me Richard Philpot of
Herring Neck Newfoundland in the Island of Newfoundland made this twenty fourth
day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty
two. I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made. I appoint Revd
J. Hewitt and George Florence to be my executors
and direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall
be paid as soon as conveniently may be, after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my son John
Philpot all the Room and premises situated
in Stawe Harbor Herring Neck and which I now occupy which consists of dwelling
house stores flakes gardens and appurtenances together with boats, nets, traps
and all other gear appertaining to the fishery but not my household furniture.
I Richard Philpott hereby declare this to be a codicil to my last will and testament dated 24th day of August 1882. I leave six pounds currency to the clergyman of the Church of England in charge of the Mission to be spent by him on St. Mary’s Church, Herring Neck, in a manner which he may deem most conducive to the glory of God, and the good of the congregation who worship therein. I leave to my wife Susannah Philpott a bed, bedstead, bedding and rocking chair. I leave to my son John Philpott my share of the schooner “Flora” by which it becomes entirely his, but he is to pay my son Joseph (his brother) the sum of £50 fifty pounds, I also leave to my son John, all my parlor furniture, bed, bedding & bedstead in my room; my cooking stove in kitchen I leave to my granddaughter Fanny daughter of my son John, my Harmonium. I leave one bed, bedding and bedstead to my daughter Charlotte Hussey. I leave to my daughter Miriam Carely one bed, bedding and bedstead. I leave my kitchen furniture (stove excepted) to my two daughters Miriam Carely and Charlotte Hussey. I leave my wearing apparel to my son Joseph Philpott. Richard Philpott. In all other respects I confirm my said will. Signed by the said Richard Philpott the testator in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses, John Stone, Stephen X his mark Stuckey. Dated 29th day of March 1884.
Second codicil to the will of Richard Philpott. I
beg to leave in addition to six pounds currency promised in my first codicil,
a further sum of fourteen pounds (14£ cy) in all twenty pounds to St.
Mary’s Church, Herring Neck, to be spent by the clergyman in charge
of the Mission upon St. Mary’s Church in any way he shall deem most
fit for the honour and glory of God and the benefit of the congregation worshiping
therein. I also leave to my granddaughter Miriam
Flora, daughter of my son
Alfred Philpott (deceased) the sum of ten pounds (£10
cy) currency to be paid by my son John Philpott when and
how he sees fit. Signed by the said Richard Philpott. Richard
Philpott. In the presence of us who signed
in the presence of each other, John
Hewitt, John X Philpott. Herring Neck Newfoundland
9th April 1884.
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.
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