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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Henry Studdy
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 524 to 526 probate year 1905
Studdy Henry. Last will of
This is the last will and testament of me Henry Studdy of Waddeton Court in the County of Devon Esquire J.P.
I revoke all wills, codicils and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me.
I appoint Charles William Kitson and George Hawkins Hert both of Torquay in the said County of Devon Solicitors (hereinafter called my trustees) to be the executors and trustees of this my will
I bequeath unto my son Colonel Robert Wright Studdy all my watches jewellery plate pictures prints books china glass household linen furniture and other articles of personal or household use or ornament and all my wines and other consumable stores that shall be in or about my dwelling house and premises known as Waddeton court at the time of my decease.
I bequeath to Nan Giles at present residing with my son John the sum of three hundred pounds.
I give devise and bequeath unto my said son Robert Wright Studdy all my freehold lands and hereditaments situate in the parishes of Paignton and Stoke Gabriel in the said County of Devon and commonly known as "Belfield" and "Well" with the appurtenances thereof all the rest residue and remainder of my property I give devise appoint and bequeath unto my trustees upon trust that my trustees shall sell call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the moneys produced by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts including the sum of seventeen thousand pounds due from me to the trustees of the settlement made by me on my marriage with my late wife Eleanor Frances Studdy and the legacies bequeathed by this my will or any codicil hereto and shall stand possessed of the residuary trust moneys In trust for all my children now living in equal shares provided always that if any child of mine shall die in my lifetime and after the date hereof leaving a child or children who shall survive me and being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years and being a daughter or daughters shall attain that age or marry under that age then and in every such case the last mentioned child or children shall take (and if more than one equally between them the share which his or her or their parent would have taken of and to the residuary trust moneys if such parent had survived me.
And I declare that my trustees may employ and pay a solicitor or any other agent to transact all business of the trust and that the said Charles William Kitson and George Hawkins Hert shall each be entitled to receive all usual professional charges and emoluments not withstanding their acting as my executors and trustees.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of January one thousand nine hundred
Signed by the said Henry Studdy in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
A.H. Easterbrook Sol. Torquay H. Lascelles MacKenzie Certified Law Clerk Torquay
In faith and testimony whereof these letters testimonial are issued.
The above is a correct copy of the ex???fied copy originally attached to the petition for resealing.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Order for resealing
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. 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.
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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 23, 2002
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