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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Richard Philpot


Will of Richard Philpot
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 378 to 380 probate year 1885

In re
      Richard Philpot deceased.

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.
Second- I give and bequeath to my two youngest daughters Miriam Kerley and Charlotte Hussey all my household furniture to be equally divided between them-
Third- I give and bequeath all my money about six hundred pounds together with the proceeds of half the value of schooner “Flora” which is to be valued and sold at my death, unto my wife Susannah Philpott, my daughters Amy Florence, Mary Anne Warren, Miriam Kerley, Charlotte Hussey and my son Joseph Philpott to be equally divided between them share and share alike.    Richard Philpott.     Signed by the said Richard Philpot 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 Hewitt, William Lethbridge.

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.
I Richard Philpott do hereby give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds currency (£10) to aid in completing the interior of the Wesleyan Church at Herring Neck This is my last will and testament.    Richard X his mark Philpott.     Witnesses, Robert Mundy, John X his mark Philpott.     Herring Neck July 21st 1884.

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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