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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Thomas Southcott


Will of James Thomas Southcott
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 465-466 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
James T. Southcott of St. John’s
Gentleman deceased

      This is the last will and Testament of me James Thomas Southcott of Exon Long Pond Road, St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland made this second day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty five. I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made I appoint (and give them ten pounds each for their trouble) George Rendell and Arthur Rendell 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 surviving daughters my dwelling house (Exon) Servants cottage, coach house, stables, and all other outhouses and lands attached to the same. Also all my household furniture, stores, provisions whatsoever, and horse or horses and harnesses, carriages, carts etc. together with all poultry and cattle, gardening and farming implements that may be on the premises belonging to me at Exon aforesaid, for their separate use and benefit, in the event of any of my daughters getting married they or her are to give up all claims to the aforesaid property as a residence or otherwise:-
I give and bequeath to my son John Thomas and my daughters who may be then living all other of my personal estate and effects, in land houses, debentures, stores, stock, money, interest in property of whatever kind in equal shares and proportions, for their sole use and benefit. All rents, interests and profits arising from the same to be equally divided and paid half yearly to each, all, and every my children until such time as the youngest daughter Nora becomes the age of twenty one years, when any property may be sold if they so all agree and divide the proceeds as aforesaid, or any one of them can sell his or her interest in the same or any portion thereof (sgd) James Thomas Southcott. Signed by 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.
1st witness name. (Sgd) Osborne Anthony, George, Edwards.
Address 1 Rose Hill Terrace East Hill Alandsworth London S.W. Occupation Dec 2nd 1885. Civil Engineer.
2nd witness name (sgd) Arthur James Fisher.
Address 39 Longbrook Street, Exeter Occupation. Student.

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of James T. Southcott deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
G. H. Emerson
granted to
Arthur S.
Rendell one
of the Exors.
May 21: 1898
sworn under



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