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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of George Westcott
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 324-325
probate year 1915
GEORGE WESTCOTT deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me George Westcott of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Farmer
and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made (1) I give and bequeath to
my wife Mary Anne all my household effects and money absolutely (2) I give
devise and bequeath to my said wife during her life and at her death to my
son George absolutely all my lands houses and buildings farm
stock (both live and dead) and farm implements. Any farm implements
worn out, any dead stock used or destroyed on the farm and any live stock that
may have perished or become useless between my death and the death of my wife
need not be replaced by my said wife or her executors or administrators or
by my executors hereinafter named; nor shall my said wife or my said executors
be bound or required to expend any moneys in the repair or upkeep or in insurance
against fire of the property so held by my said wife as life tenant.
If my said wife consents and my said son George so desires, it is my wish that
my said son George shall rent the lands houses & buildings farm stock (both
live and dead) and farm implements while my wife lives and the amount of rent
that he shall pay shall be equivalent to the amount of money required for my
said wife’s maintenance during her life and her testamentary and funeral
expenses (if the latter be not otherwise provided for) at her death. Such
rent to be paid in the manner and at the times that my said wife may deem best
said maintenance to be similar to that which she received from me and such
maintenance shall include board, lodging, clothes, medical attendance and at
least five dollars per year in cash I appoint John
Cornick, Moulder, and Ethelbert
Chafe, grocer’s clerk, to
be the executors of this my will. If my said
executors deem it advisable to have repairs done to or fire insurance effected
on the property held by my said wife as life tenant and the said George (my
son) fail to recoup them for such outlay then the moneys so expended for repairs
and insurance shall be a charge on the corpus of my estate and my executors
shall be at liberty to sell so much of my estate as may be necessary to liquidate
the amount of moneys so expended. Witness my
hand this twentieth day of November Anno Domini nineteen hundred and seven
at St. John’s aforesaid. George Westcott. Signed published and declared by the said George
Westcott as and for his last
will and testament in the presence of us the subscribing witnesses who in the
presence of the testator and of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
as such witnesses on the date last above written. Jas.
J. McGrath Robert Alsop.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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