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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Westcott


Will of George Westcott
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 324-325 probate year 1915

In re
      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)
July 9/15
Emerson J.
July 12/15
granted to
John Cornick
Herbert B.
Estate sworn
at $2514.19



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