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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Margaret Wilcox


Will of Margaret Wilcox
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 558-560 probate year 1899

Last will and Testament of
Margaret Wilcox of Brigus N.D.
widow deceased

      This is the last will and Testament of me Margaret E. Wilcox widow of the late John Wilcox Esq Stipendiary Magistrate of Brigus Conception Bay.
First I give and bequeath to my dear daughters, Sarah S. Anderson, Maggie J. Bartlett and my daughter in law Janie Wilcox, wife of my son Woodley Wilcox, all my money, assets and investments with my furniture to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike, all of the same to be in their own right and free from the control of their present or future husbands, for themselves and their children after them, - Excepting the furniture and silver etc etc otherwise bequeathed by me, the residue to be divided or sold for their benefit to be equally divided among them share and share alike.
Second. I give to my daughter Sarah Anderson my silver tea service, four pieces, to be found in the trunk in my bedroom closet, also three coloured pictures drawn by herself china salad bowl and salad spoon & fork, 1 punch ladle - The large Family Bible.
Third. I give to my daughter Maggie Bartlett two large sterling silver tablespoons marked S. J. S. also “six silver handled desert knives” the “time piece” in the dining room Two large black vases on mantle piece 1 punch ladle the large mirror in dining room, my best fur lined cloak.
Fourth. I give to my daughter in law Janie Wilcox twelve (12) sterling silver teaspoons marked J. M. W. for her use to be given to her eldest son Jack when he is of age also six covered chairs and two arm chairs. The marble top Table Table in parlour upstairs and couch carpet (green) mat, and the damask and lace curtains for windows, three large silver knives and all the desert & dinner knives & forks & spoons. The brown dinner set and all china cups & saucers glass ware and other dishes, 1 punch ladle. & Jack her son the Bagatelle Board and my desk.
Fifth. I bequeath to my Grand daughter Mary Anderson my small gold watch and long gold chain, and an envelope to be delivered after my death.
Sixth. To my Grand daughter Edith Bartlett I give my silver mounted pickle stand and twenty five dollars in gold to be found in my tin box in a paper bag made up for her by myself and her name on it - my large photograph album.
Seventh. It is my wish there should be no disputing or falling out among the family about the dividing the estate
Eighth. I give to grand daughter “Maggie S. Wilcox” my piano forte and music stool. All my under linen and my wearing apparel not otherwise disposed of also my sewing machine the gold watch and short chain that I have been wearing & my guard ring that I now wear.
Ninth. I appoint Mr. George Adams sole executor and trustee to divide the estate as herein named as soon as possible after my death, and F. D. Lilly to be my lawyer if one is required to take out probate and administration papers. Signed by me this 12 day of January 1899 (sgd) M E. Wilcox. The first part of the will was written in February 1898 by me M. E. Wilcox


I hereby make the following codicil to my will namely. The twelve hundred dollars $1200 I loaned Samuel W. Bartlett, husband of my daughter Maggie Bartlett is to be deducted from the portion bequeathed to her by me and equally divided between my two children, Sarah Anderson and Maggie Bartlett and my daughter in law Janie Wilcox, wife of Woodley Wilcox. Signed by me at Brigus C. B. this 21st day of March A.D. 1899 (sgd) M. E. Wilcox. In presence of John G. Duncan (sgd) J.P. Thompson.

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament and codicil of Margaret Wilcox deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos. I. Little
C. J.
granted to
Geo. J. Adams
the Exor.
April 8: 1899
sworn under



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