Will of John Philpott
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 263-264 probate
JOHN PHILPOTT deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me John Philpott,
of Herring Neck, in the District of Twillingate in the Island of Newfoundland,
Planter. I direct that my testamentary and lawfull debts be paid as soon after
my decease as possible.
Firstly- I devise and bequeath to my wife Emma Philpott whatever
monies I leave in the dwelling house, also the said dwelling house I now occupy
together with the furniture in it, to be her own during her lifetime, after
her death to become the property of my daughter Jane Batt.
Secondly- I give and bequeath to my daughter Malvina Rendell, wife of George
Rendell now residing in Twillingate the sum of Five hundred dollars-
should it not be spent at her death it shall go to her children.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Charlotte Farthing wife of Isaac
the dwelling house in which she now lives, the store, or shop, now occupied
by William Ashbourne, the stage which her husband built, and occupies, and
the land on which these buildings stands, and no more, except a passage to
walk to the said stage & store- the sum of Three hundred dollars, and one
fourth of my garden in the Wallet, Goshens Arm, Herring Neck.
I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Fanny Stuckey, wife of Stephen
the sum of Five hundred dollars, and one fourth of my garden in Wallet aforesaid.
Fifthly- I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Lydia Martin wife of John
Martin, now residing in Gloucester, Mass U.S.A. the sum of Five hundred
Sixthly- I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Jane Batt, wife
of Robert Batt, Five hundred dollars.
Seventhly- I give devise
and bequeath to my son-in-law Eli Blandford the land his dwelling
house stage and outhouses stand and waterside lying to the Northwest of my
store in which I repair my Nets and Traps.
I give devise, and bequeath to my son-in-law Robert Batt, all my fishing Room
and land (save and except that bequeathed to my daughter Charlotte
Farthing and to my son-in-law Eli Blandford before mentioned) also my schooner “Lily
Dale”, Cod Traps, Nets, Boats, Flakes, stages and whatever Fishing
property I die possessed of, also one-half of my garden in the Wallett or Goshens
Ninthly- I give devise and bequeath to St. Mary’s Church and the Parish
of Herring Neck the sum of One hundred dollars to be used for the benefit of
the said Church, as the Clergyman and Church Wardens may in their discretion
Tenthly- I further direct that whatever monies may be left after the
before mentioned legacies are paid- shall be paid to my wife Emma Philpott,
aforesaid. I appoint Thomas Hussey and Robert
Batt to be my executors. In witness whereof I hereunto
set my hand this fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine
hundred and nine. John his X mark Philpott. Signed by the said John
Philpott the testator by affixing his mark thereto,
after being read over to the said testator and explained, who in our presence,
and in the presence of each other, subscribe our names as witnesses Louis
G. Hyde Joseph P. Farthing
Codicil After consideration, I hereby direct this as a codicil to the
above Will- That the garden near the shop occupied by Wm Ashbourne shall belong
to my daughters Charlotte Farthing and Fanny Stuckey share & share
alike John his X MARK Philpott Witnesses
Louis G. Hyde Joseph P. Farthing.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
& Robt Batt