Will of Benjamin Rossiter
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 494-495
probate year 1917
Benjamin Rossiter deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of Benjamin Rossiter, a native of Stermister Newton, England, now residing
at Back Harbour Twillingate, Colony of Newfoundland.
First. I give “devise” and bequeath to my son Amos
Rossiter the whole of my water side fishing property, and fishing gear of every
description situate at Back Harbour, Twillingate, etc., my dwelling house
in which I now reside, my stores, out-houses, stable and all erections
of whatever description, “my cattle”, potato garden, grass
lands and any other land wheresoever situate in short whatever is mine
or whatever I may have a legal claim to at the time of my decease, unless
otherwise disposed of in this my will. I give and bequeath to my son Amos
Rossiter as aforesaid.
I give and bequeath to my wife.” Ann Rossiter, my household furniture
and effects to be enjoyed by her for her use and benefit during the term
of her natural life and at her decease the same is to be the property of
my son Amos Rossiter. I also give and bequeath to my wife Ann
all cash I may have in my possession or any money I may have standing to
my credit in the Bank at the time of my decease. I give and bequeath the
same to my wife aforesaid for her sole absolute use and benefit to be at
her free disposal as she may deem right and proper.
whereas my daughter, “Eliza Fox” widow of the late William
Fox” has been residing with me and her mother for some years past,
it is my will and desire that she shall have the right of a residence in
my dwelling house so long as she may think right and proper, she remaining
un-married, and not removing from the house to reside elsewhere without
the consent of her brother Amos, she shall keep behaving
herself towards her mother as a kind and dutiful daughter, and rendering
to her brother such assistance as may be reasonably expected of a woman.-
Should she marry again or leave the premises to reside elsewhere as before
mentioned then her interest therein shall cease.
And I hereby nominate
constitute and appoint my son Amos Rossiter sole executor
of this my last will and Testament. Signed, sealed and declared by the
Rossiter as and for his last will and Testament in our presence “who
in his presence at his request, and in the presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto: Signed
at Twillingate this second day of January, one thousand nine hundred and
six.” January” 6th 1906. Witness Thomas
Peyton. Notary Public. Alfred H. Peyton Benjamin his X mark Rossiter having
been read over and explained J.P.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
W. J. Scott