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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(W)
Joseph Wood

 

Will of Joseph Wood
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 186 to 188 probate year 1914.

In re
     Joseph Wood       deceased.

I Joseph Wood of Pembroke Parish in the Islands of Bermuda and a member of H. M. Council in the said Islands, do make and declare this to be my last will and Testament; and do appoint my brother Thomas Pattison Wood and my nephew Richard Shaw Wood, Executors, and my niece Margaret Elizabeth Dill, Executrix.

  • First. I give to my brother Thomas Pattison Wood and his heirs the lands in Devonshire parish formerly held by John Dunscombe and also the house and lands in Smiths parish formerly held by John Dunscombe; and also the house and land at Pitt's Bay formerly held by John Dunscombe; and also my house hold furniture of every description Books, China, Glass Pictures and Plate.
  • Second. I give to my nephew Richard Shaw Wood and his heirs my half part of the two lots of land and buildings running from Front Street to Reid Street in the Town of Hamilton formerly held by my uncle Stowe Wood; - and also my fourth part of the houses and lands in the Island of Trinidad.
  • Third I give to my niece Margaret Elizabeth Dill and her heirs one half part of my Lot and house in the town of Hamilton in Church Street adjoining the Church Lots; - and also one half part of my fourth part of the houses and lands in the Island of Grenada; - and also one half part of my fourth part of the houses and lands in the Island of Newfoundland with the exception of Eighteen Pounds a year out of the Rents which I request my niece to pay to my old servant Princess Fort in monthly payments - that is to say - Thirty shillings per each and every month as long as she lives.
  • Fourth. I give to my niece Frances Russell Dill and her heirs one half part of my lot and house in the Town of Hamilton in Church Street adjoining the Church Lots; - and also one half part of my fourth part of the houses and lands in the Island of Grenada; - and also one half part of my fourth part of the houses and land in the Island of Newfoundland with the exception of Eighteen pounds a year out of the rents which I request my niece to pay to my old servant Princess Fost in monthly payment that is to say - Thirty shillings for each and every month as long as she lives.
  • Fifth. I give to my cousin the Rev. John Stowe Wood Three thousand dollars of my Pennsylvania State 6 p ct. stocks.
  • Sixth. I give to my cousin Susan Mottly the sister of Revd. John Stowe Wood Three thousand dollars of my Pennsylvania State 6 p ct. stocks.
  • Seventh. I hereby release and discharge my cousin the Revd. John Stowe Wood and also my cousin Susan Moltly Wood from all sums of money which they or either of them owe to me.
  • Eighth I give to my servant Princess Fort for her life my lot and house in the Town of Hamilton in Church Street called Exile Cottage; and at her death I give the same to my nephew Richard Shaw Wood and his heirs; - I also give to Princess Fost Thirty six pounds a year as long as she lives and which I have requested my nieces Margaret Elizabeth Dill and Francis Russell Dill in the Third and Fourth clauses of this my will to pay to her in monthly payments that is to say - Thirty shillings a month from each of my nieces; - and I also give to Princess Fort Twenty Pounds Stg.
  • Ninth. I give to my servant John Packwood for his life my two houses and land in Pembroke Parish formerly held by William Thomas Gibbons; and at his death I give the same to my nephew Richard Shaw Wood and his heirs; - and I also give to John Packwood for his life my house and land near the Globe in Pembroke Parish formerly held by my uncle Stowe Wood; - and at his death I give the same to my nephew Richard Shaw Wood and his heirs; - and I also give to John Packwood sixty pounds stg.
  • Tenth. I give to my washer-woman Susanna Smith Thirty pounds stg.
  • Eleventh. I give to James Salters formerly a slave in my mothers family Forty Pounds stg.
  • Twelfth. I request my Executors and Executrix will dispose of one thousand dollars of my Philadelphia city stock and apply the proceeds thereof towards the completion of Trinity Church in the Town of Hamilton.
  • Thirteenth. I give all the rest of my Stocks in the United States all ready money, debts for rent or otherwise (except such as may be requisite for the payment of any debts I may owe funeral charges and legacies) and all the rest of my Estate and property real and personal as follows - that is to say - one third part thereof to my brother Thomas Pattison Wood one third part thereof to my nephew Richard Shaw Wood one sixth part thereof to my niece Margaret Elizabeth Dill and one sixth part thereof to my niece Frances Russell Dill.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight. - Signed Joseph Woos -

Certified correct.
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Mar. 5/14
Johnson J.
adm. C.t.a.
Mar. 9/14
granted to
John
Harvey
Sureties
N. Outerbridge
H. Outerbridge
Estate
sworn at
$6000.00

 

 

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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 20, 2002)

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