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Richard Wood

 

Will of Richard Wood from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 73 to 85 probate year 1851

In re
     Richard Wood      deceased.

I Richard Wood of Pembroke Parish in the Islands of Bermuda do hereby revoke and annul all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me made and do make and declare this for my last will and testament concerning all my worldly estate and do appoint my sons Benjamin Burch Wood and Joseph Wood and my grandson Lucius Dill, the executors of the same.
First, Whereas by my marriage settlement with my present wife Eleanor Wood executed shortly before our marriage I have conveyed a certain dwelling house and lot of land which I purchased from Benjamin Webb situate in Pembroke Parish aforesaid, adjoining the eastern boundary of the town of Hamilton unto certain Trustees upon certain trusts and to and for certain uses and purposes therein mentioned, and since the date of such marriage settlement I have purchased from Thomas Dickinson a small lot of land adjoining to the southward that purchased from Webb, and also have purchased a small parcel of land from the Corporation of Hamilton adjoining to the westward that purchased from Webb and Dickinson; now it is my will that the said lands so purchased from Dickinson and from the Corporation of Hamilton, shall be subject to the same trusts and shall go to the same persons for the same estates and uses as are in and by my said marriage settlement expressed and limited of and concerning the said property purchased from Benjamin Webb.
Second, I give and devise the house and lots of land in the town of Hamilton purchased by me from Samuel J. Canton unto my wife Eleanor Wood to hold the same to her for so long a time as she shall remain my widow, and at her death or marriage (whichever shall first happen) I give and devise the same to my son Thomas Pattison Wood his heirs and assigns for ever.
Third, I give and devise the house and land in Pembroke Parish where my daughter Frances Russell Dill now resides unto my said daughter for and during the term of her natural life and for her separate use free from the controul, debts, engagements or interference of her present or any future husband, and at her death I give and devise the same unto her two daughters Margaret Elizabeth Dill and Frances Russell Dill, their heirs and assigns, to be equally divided between them as tenants in common; Provided always that if either of my said granddaughters shall die without having disposed of her interest in that property by will or deed and without leaving any issue living at the time of her death, then I devise her portion of the said property to my other of my said granddaughters, her heirs and assigns, and if both of my said granddaughters shall die without disposing of their interest in that property by will or deed and without leaving any issue of either of them living at the time of the death of the survivor of them, then, I devise the said property to all the other children of my said daughter Frances who shall be living at the time of my death, to them their heirs and assigns to be equally divided among them as tenant in common in fee simple. I also give and devise the easternmost half of my lot of land on the north side of the Front Street of the Town of Hamilton, with the store house thereupon now partly occupied by Messrs Dill & Wood, and all other buildings upon the said easternmost half of that lot unto my said daughter Frances Russell Dill, for and during the term of her natural life, and for her separate use as aforesaid, and at her death I give and devise the same unto her three sons Lucius, Joseph and Richard their heirs and assigns to be equally divided among them as tenants in common. Provided always that if either of my said grandsons shall die without having disposed of his interest in that property by will or deed and without leaving any issue living at the time of his death then I devise his portion of the said property (whether original or accruing by survivorship) to the other or others of my said grandsons living at the time of his death in fee simple, and if more than one as tenant in common equally between them.
Fourth, I give and devise unto my eldest son Benjamin Burch Wood the house and tract of land in Hamilton Parish called Walsingham which I brought from him and which he bought out of the estate of the Honourable Samuel Trott deceased, and also the tract of land in Hamilton Parish which I purchased from Pericut Trott and also the tract of land in Devonshire parish which I purchased from John Wainwright, and also the houses and lots of land near the waterside in Pembroke Parish to the eastward of the town of Hamilton which I purchased from Mrs. Ruth Sterling and also the lot of land on the north side of the third Longitudinal street of the Town of Hamilton (now called Church Street) with the house upon it which house was built for my deceased son Richard, and also one undivided half of the two lots of land and buildings running from the Front Street to the second street of the Town of Hamilton formerly held by my brother Stowe Wood, to have and to hold all the said lands and tenements with the appurtenances unto my said son Benjamin his heirs and assigns for ever.
Fifth, I give and devise my Mansion House in Pembroke Parish where I now reside, with all the lands contiguous or near thereto usually held by me in my own occupation purchased by me at different times and in sundry parcels and bounded northerly by the sea, easterly by lands of the estate of Thomas Joell Burch deceased of the Honourable Thomas Hall, by the road leading along the west side of Pembroke Parish Church Yard, by lands of the estate of Thomas James Senior deceased and lands within the Township of Hamilton, Southerly by the Hamilton lands and lands of William White and Westerly by lands of the Honourable Robert Kennedy and lands formerly held by Thomas M. James deceased by Rebecca Sarah Jones deceased, by John Eve deceased and by David Swan, or however otherwise the same may be bounded as follows (that is to say) to my second son Joseph Wood and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and in default of such issue then to my youngest son Thomas Pattison Wood and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten, and in default of such issue then to my eldest son Benjamin Burch Wood and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten, and in default of such issue then to my three grandsons Lucius Dill, Joseph John Dill and Richard Dill, as joint tenants and to their heirs and assigns for ever.
Sixth, I give and devise unto my second son Joseph Wood my lands in Hamilton Parish formerly held by John Painter Musson, and also my lands in that Parish formerly held by William Hubbard or some of his relatives, and also my lands in Devonshire Parish formerly held by Durham Hall and his wife or one of them, and also my lands in that Parish formerly held by Joseph Henry Harvey, and also my lands in that Parish formerly held by Susanna Barden, and also my lands in that parish comprising about thirteen acres of land adjoining the school land and formerly held by Elisha Hill or some of his relatives, and also my house and land near the Glebe in Pembroke Parish formerly held by my brother Stowe Wood, and also my house and lots of land on the north side of the third longitudinal street in the Town of Hamilton lately occupied by Charles Forward Junior, and also my house and land near Spanish Point in Pembroke Parish formerly held by William Thomas Gibbons or some of his relatives, and also one undivided half of the two lots of land and buildings running from the Front Street to the second street of the town of Hamilton formerly held by my brother Stowe Wood, to have and to hold all the said lands and tenements in this clause of my will mentioned with the appurtenances unto my said son Joseph his heirs and assigns for ever.
Seventh, I give and devise the westernmost half of my lot of land on the north side of the Front Street of the Town of Hamilton with the buildings upon such Westernmost half (lately partly occupied by Daniel Vaughan) unto my son Alfred Wood during the term of his natural life and at his death unto my youngest son Thomas Pattison Wood his heirs and assigns for ever, but if my said son Thomas shall die without having disposed of his interest in that property by will or deed and without leaving any issue living at the time of his death, then I devise the same unto my grandsons Lucius Dill, Joseph John Dill and Richard Dill their heirs and assigns for ever to be equally divided among them, and I direct that so long as my said son Alfred shall remain in his present infirm state of mind the rents and profits of the said Westernmost half of the said lot of land and buildings thereupon shall be received by the executors of this my will and applied in like manner as is hereinafter directed in the twelfth clause of this will with respect to the interest of the stocks therein mentioned.
Eighth, I give and devise unto my youngest son Thomas Pattison Wood, my house and half lot of land in the Front Street of the Town of Hamilton formerly held by Benjamin White, and also my lot of land on the south side of the Second Street of the Town of Hamilton bounded westerly by lot of Henry G. Hunt and easterly by a lot of James J. Outerbridge, and also my lot or lots of land at the corner of the Fourth Cross street and Third Longitudinal Street of the said town formerly held by Daniel Vaughan with the house and buildings which I have erected thereon, and also my lands in Hamilton Parish formerly held by Nicholas Roberts and also my lands in that parish formerly held by Giles Trott, and also my lands in Devonshire parish formerly wholly or partly held by or purchased from Robert Richardson, Henry Stone and Edward Eve or any or either of them, and also my parcel of land in Devonshire parish formerly held by some branches of the Hill family which adjoins my land called Edward Eveís land, and also my lands in Pembroke Parish which were formerly wholly or partly held by or purchased from John Edmund Stiles and his wife, William F. Lake and Henry James tucker, or any or either of them, to have and to hold all the said lands with the appurtenances unto my said son Thomas his heirs and assigns for ever, But if my said son Thomas shall die without having disposed of the property in this clause mentioned and his interest in the property in the second clause of this will mentioned, by will or deed, and without leaving any issue living at the time of his death, then I devise the said lands and tenements or such part thereof as shall be so undisposed of by my said son Thomas as follows (that is to say) one moiety of the said lands and tenements in Devonshire Parish unto my son Benjamin Burch Wood his heirs and assigns for ever and the other moiety of the said lands and tenements in Devonshire parish unto my son Joseph Wood his heirs and assigns for ever, and the rest of my lands and tenements in this clause of my will mentioned unto my daughter Frances Russell Dillís five children to be equally divided among them as tenants in common and to their respective heirs and assigns for ever.
Ninth, Whereas I have certain houses and lands in the Island of Newfoundland in the Island of Grenada and in the Island of Trinidad, I do devise the same unto my sons Benjamin Burch Wood and Joseph Wood and my grandson Lucius Dill, the survivors and survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such survivor to, for and upon the following trusts, uses, interests and purposes (that is to say) from time to time and at such time or times during the life of both of them my said sons Benjamin and Joseph, as shall seem to my said sons most advantageous for the interests of all parties concerned, and in case of the death of either of my said two sons, then within three years after the death of such son, to sell, dispose of and give conveyances for the said property by private or public sale, and in as many lots or parcels as the Trustees or trustee for the time being shall think fit, and to apply the proceeds thereof in manner hereinafter directed (that is to say) to pay one equal fourth part thereof unto my said son Benjamin Burch Wood his executors, administrators or assigns, one other equal fourth part thereof unto my said son Joseph Wood his executors, administrators or assigns, one other equal fourth part thereof unto my said son Thomas Pattison Wood his executors administrators or assigns, and to invest one other equal fourth part thereof for the benefit of my daughter Frances Russell Dill and her family as hereinafter expressed in the tenth clause of this will, And I do direct that the purchasers of any part of the said property shall not be liable to see to the application of the purchase money, And I do further direct that the rents and profits accruing from the said property or any part thereof after my death and before the sale thereof shall be received by the said Trustees and applied in the first place towards payment of the legacies mentioned in the thirteenth clause of this will, or such part thereof as may remain unpaid, and the residue of the said rents and profits shall be applied in like manner as is hereinbefore directed with respect to the proceeds arising from the sale of the said houses and lands (except as to one fourth part of such residue of rents and profits which I direct to be received by the said trustees and applied for the benefit of my daughter Frances and her family in the manner hereinafter directed by the tenth clause of this will), and I do further direct that during the minority of my son Thomas Pattison Wood that the portion of the rents and profits or proceeds of the aforesaid property which I have bequeathed to him, shall be invested by the said Trustees or Trustee for the time being in some secure stock or fund in Great Britain or in some part of the United States of America and such part thereof or of the interest thereof applied for the education and maintenance of my said son Thomas Pattison Wood from time to time as shall seem proper to the said trustees or trustee for the time being.
Tenth, I give and bequeath the one fourth part of the proceeds arising from the sales of my aforesaid property in Newfoundland, in Grenada and in Trinidad, mentioned in the ninth clause of this will as for the benefit of my daughter Frances Russell Dill and her family as follows, (that is to say) unto my sons Benjamin Burch Wood and Joseph Wood and my grandson Lucius Dill, the survivors and survivor of them, and the executors, administrators and assigns of such survivor to for and upon the following trusts, intents and purposes (that is to say) in trust from time to time as any such proceeds shall be received, to invest the same in the names or name of my said sons and grandson, the survivors or survivor of them or the executors, administrators or assigns of such survivor in some one or more of the public stocks or securities in Great Britain or in some part of the united States of America, as the Trustees or Trustee for the time being shall consider most safe and beneficial, with power from time to time to change vary and transpose such securities, and after each and every such investment from time to time during the life of my daughter Frances Russell Dill to pay over the interest and annual produce arising upon such stocks and securities as the same shall accrue and be received (and not sooner by way of anticipation) unto my said daughter to her own separate use and free from the controul, debts, engagements or interference of her present or any future husband, or to such person or persons as my said daughters shall from time to time by any writing under her hand, notwithstanding her present or future coverture, and whether convert or sole, direct and appoint, and after the death of my said daughter than upon trust to assign and transfer the said trust funds stocks and securities in this clause of my will mentioned unto and among all and every the children of my said daughter who shall be living at the time of her death to be equally divided among them share and share alike, Provided always that if any child of my said daughter shall happen to die in the lifetime of my said daughter leaving issue living at the time of the death of my said daughter such issue shall be entitled to that portion of this bequest which his her or their parent would have been entitled to if living at the time of the death of my said daughter, and if more than one issue to be equally divided among them share and share alike. And with respect to the one fourth part of the rents and profits of the said property in Newfoundland, in Grenada and in Trinidad, accruing after my death and before the sale thereof, and adverted to in the ninth clause of this will as for the benefit of my said daughter and her family, I direct that during the lifetime of my said daughter the same shall be paid over to her or to such person as she shall appoint for her separate use in like manner as is hereinbefore directed with respect to the interest of the proceeds arising from the sale of any of the said property, and that after the death of my said daughter any such fourth part of rents and profits shall go and be disposed of to the same persons and in like manner as is hereinbefore in this clause directed with respect to the fourth part of the proceeds arising from the sale of the said property.
Eleventh. I direct that as soon after my decease as it possibly can be accomplished my executors do transfer to the trustees under my marriage settlement out of my property in the public stocks in America the amount which I have covenanted in my marriage settlement shall be transferred to them for the purposes therein mentioned, and what I have given to my wife by our marriage settlement and this will is to be in lieu of all dower.
Twelfth, I desire that Ten thousand dollars stock out of my Philadelphia stock and Five thousand dollars stock out of my Pennsylvania stock be set apart and invested in the names of my sons Benjamin Burch Wood and Joseph wood and my grandson Lucius Dill, the survivors or survivor of them upon the following trusts (that is to say) out of the interest and produce thereof to support and maintain my son Alfred Wood so long as he shall continue in his present infirm state of mind, And if the interest and produce of the said stocks and securities shall be more than sufficient for that purpose to invest the surplus upon the same trusts as the original amount of the said stocks and securities, and I authorise the Trustees or trustee for the time being from time to time to change vary and transpose such securities if they shall think it expedient or advisable, And if it shall please the Lord to restore my said son Alfred to his right mind, then at the expiration of two years from such recovery if he be then alive and recovered, to transfer or pay over the principal or capital of such stocks and securities unto my said son Alfred or as he shall direct. And if my said son Alfred shall die without being so restored as aforesaid, or being restored without having made any disposition by will or deed of the principal or capital of such stocks or securities, or being restored shall die before the expiration of the above mentioned period of two years, then and in either of such cases I give and bequeath the principal or capital of such stocks and securities with the accumulation thereof (if any) as follows, (that is to say) one equal fourth part thereof to my son Benjamin Burch Wood, his executors, administrators or assigns, one other equal fourth part thereof to my son Joseph Wood, his executors, administrators or assigns, one other equal fourth part thereof to my son Thomas Pattison Wood, his executors, administrators or assigns, and the remaining fourth part thereof for the benefit of my daughter Frances Russell Dill and her family, to the same persons for the like trusts, intents and purposes, as are expressed in the tenth clause of this will with respect to the therein mentioned fourth part of the proceeds to arise from the sale of my property in Newfoundland, in Grenada and in Trinidad, and in case any event shall occur to render the above mentioned Philadelphia and Pennsylvania stocks, or any other securities into which they may be changed inadequate for the maintenance of my son Alfred, then I do enjoin upon my sons Benjamin, Joseph and Thomas or their representatives to make such provision out of the property which I have given to my said three sons as shall be sufficient to maintain my said son Alfred comfortably, such provision to be contributed equally by my said three sons or their representatives.
Thirteenth. I give to each of my grandchildren as follows (that is to say) to Margaret Elizabeth Dill Six hundred pounds sterling, to Frances Russell Dill six hundred pounds sterling, to Lucius Dill three hundred pounds sterling, to Joseph John Dill three hundred pounds sterling, to Richard dill three hundred pounds sterling and to Richard Shaw Wood three hundred pounds sterling, to be paid out of the rents of my property in Newfoundland, Grenada and Trinidad as such rents shall accrue and be received after my death, nevertheless reserving to myself the option of paying any or either of those legacies in my lifetime if I shall find it convenient and see fit to do so.
Fourteenth, I direct all my monies invested in or upon any stocks, fund or security in any part of the United States of America (after paying or reserving therefrom the sums payable out of my funded property mentioned or referred to in the eleventh and twelfth clauses of this will) to be transferred, assigned, paid, applied and disposed of as follows, (that is to say) one equal half part thereof to my son Joseph Wood his executors administrators or assigns, one equal sixth part thereof to my son Benjamin Burch wood his executors administrators or assigns, one equal sixth part thereof to my son Thomas Pattison Wood his executors administrators or assigns, and the remaining sixth part thereof for the benefit of my daughter Frances Russell Dill and her family to the same persons, for the like trusts intents and purposes as are expressed in the tenth clause of this will with respect to the therein mentioned fourth part of the proceeds to arise from the sale of my property in Newf0oundalnd, in Grenada and in Trinidad.
Fifteenth, I hereby release and discharge my son Benjamin Burch Wood and also my son Joseph Wood from all sums of money which they or either of them now owe to me upon bond, note, book-account or otherwise.
Sixteenth, Whereas under the ninth, twelfth, fourteenth and seventeenth clauses of this will my son Thomas Pattison Wood may become entitled to considerable sums of money or stocks and securities for money and he is still very young, now it is my will and I do hereby declare and direct that in case my said son Thomas shall die under the age of twenty one years, all the money, stocks and securities to which he may become entitled under those clauses of my will (over and above what may be requisite and proper for his education and maintenance) shall go and be disposed of as follows (that is to say) one equal third part thereof to my son Benjamin Burch Wood his executors, administrators and assigns, one other equal third part thereof to my son Joseph Wood his executors, administrators and assigns, and the remaining third part thereof for the benefit of my daughter Frances Russell Dill and her family, to the same persons and for the like trusts, intents and purposes as are expressed in the tenth clause of this will with respect to the therein mentioned fourth part of the proceeds to arise from the sale of my property in Newfoundland, Grenada and in Trinidad.
Seventeenth, I give and bequeath all ready money which I may possess at the time of my death, and all debts which shall then be due to me for the rent or upon mortgage, judgement, bond, note or otherwise (except such are hereinbefore disposed of, or given up, and what may be requisite for payment of any debts I may owe and funeral charges) unto my sons Joseph Wood and Thomas Pattison Wood to be equally divided between them, and I also give and bequeath unto my said son Joseph Wood my horses, cattle, carriage, carts, household and kitchen furniture of every description, books, pictures, china, glass, plate, wines and liquors of every description, and other moveable effects of every description, except such articles as shall be allotted to any other person in a list signed by me and to be left among my papers, which articles I hereby bequeath to the persons for whom they shall be designated in such list.
Eighteenth, All the rest of my estate and property real and personal in Bermuda or elsewhere which is or may turn out to be not hereinbefore otherwise disposed of I give devise and bequeath unto and among my aforesaid children Frances Benjamin Joseph and Thomas, their heirs, executors and administrators to be equally divided among them as tenants in common share and share alike.
In testimony whereof I have this thirtieth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five set my hand at the beginning and upon each half sheet of this my will and my hand and seal at the foot of this my last will and testament.
Richard Wood (LS)
Signed, sealed acknowledged and declared by the said Richard Wood as his last will and testament in the presence of us, all present at the same time who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other, have hereunto set our hands as witnesses,
J.H. Darrell,     Alex Ewing,     Jas. Richardson.

This is a codicil to my foregoing will (that is to say) I desire and direct that my son Thomas Pattison Wood upon attaining his full age of twenty one years shall be and become an executor and trustee under this will with all the power and authority given to either of my other sons and in the same manner as if his name had been inserted in the will in conjunction with their names as executors and trustees.
Witness my hand and seal this thirtieth day of December one thousand eight hundred and forty five.
Richard Wood.
Signed, sealed, acknowledged and declared by the said Richard Wood as a codicil to his will in the presence of us all present at the same time.
J.H. Darrell,     Alexr Ewing,     Jas. Richardson.
This is a second codicil to the foregoing will of me Richard Wood bearing date the thirtieth day of December one thousand eight hundred and forty five.
Firstly, Whereas since the date of my said will an extensive fire has occurred in the town of Saint Johnís in Newfoundland and the buildings upon my lots of land there or some of them have been destroyed by such fire and I have agreed to let a part of the said land for a long term of years, Now I do hereby annul and revoke the disposition made by the ninth clause of my foregoing will so far as relates to all or any of my houses and lands in Newfoundland, and instead thereof I dispose of all my said houses and lands in Newfoundland and of my interest therein as follows (that is to say) I give and bequeath one equal fourth part thereof unto my son Benjamin Burch Wood his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for ever, one other equal fourth part thereof unto my son Joseph Wood his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for ever, one other equal fourth part thereof unto my son Thomas Pattison Wood his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever, and the remaining fourth part thereof unto the executors of this my will, the survivors and survivor of them, and the executors and administrators of such survivor during the lifetime of my daughter Frances Russell Dill upon trust to receive the rents issues and profits of the said fourth part of the said houses and lands in Newfoundland as the same shall accrue during the lifetime of my said daughter, and to pay over the same as the same shall accrue and be received (and not sooner or by way of anticipation) unto my said daughter to her own separate use and free from the controul, debts, engagements or interference of her present or any future husband, and to such person or persons as my said daughter shall from time to time by any writing under her hand notwithstanding her present or future coverture direct and appoint, and after the death of my said daughter I give and bequeath the said last mentioned fourth part of my said houses and lands in Newfoundland to her three youngest children Margaret Elizabeth Dill, Frances Russell Dill and Richard Dill to be equally divided among them share and share alike as tenants in common and to their respective heirs executors, administrators and assigns for ever, And as to the rents and profits of the fourth part of the said houses and lands in Newfoundland above given to my son Thomas Pattison Wood I direct the rents and profits of that fourth part during his minority to be received by the executors of my said will, the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor, and to be invested and applied as is expressed in the ninth clause of my said will with respect to my said son Thomasí portion of the rents and profits therein mentioned, and in case my said son Thomas shall die under the age of twenty one years then it is my will that his said fourth part of the said houses and lands in Newfoundland and of the rents and profits thereof, shall go and be disposed of as is expressed in the sixteenth clause of my said will with respect to the monies and securities for money therein mentioned.
Secondly, Having since the date of my said will paid to my grandson Lucius Dill the sum of three hundred pounds sterling and to my grandson Joseph John Dill the sum of three hundred pounds sterling, instead of the legacies given to them by the thirteenth clause of my said will, those legacies are to be considered as discharged.
Thirdly, I revoke and annul the fourteenth clause of my said will and instead thereof I direct all my monies invested in or upon any stock fund or security in any part of the United States of America (after paying or reserving therefrom the sums payable out of my funded property mentioned or referred to in the eleventh and twelfth clauses of my said will) to be transferred, assigned, paid, applied and disposed of as follows (that is to say) one equal fourth part thereof to my son Benjamin Burch Wood his executors administrators or assigns, one other equal fourth part thereof to my son Joseph wood his executors administrators or assigns, one other equal fourth part thereof to my son Thomas Pattison Wood his executors, administrators or assigns, and the remaining fourth part for the benefit of my daughter Frances Russell Dill and her family to the same persons for the like trusts, intents and purposes as are expressed in the tenth clause of my said will with respect to the therein mentioned fourth part of the proceeds of my property in Newfoundland, Grenada and Trinidad, and I direct in case my son Thomas Pattison Wood shall die under the age of twenty one years that all the money stocks and securities to which he may become entitled under this clause of this codicil shall go and be disposed of as is expressed in the sixteenth clause of my said will, with respect to the monies and securities for money therein mentioned,
Fourthly, Whereas I have lately purchased from Thomas Argent Smith a small piece of land with some tenements thereon situate near the Canal and Causeway road across the Marsh in Pembroke Parish, I give and devise the same unto my sons Joseph Wood and Thomas Pattison Wood and to the survivor of them and to their heirs and assigns in joint tenancy.
Fifthly, Having by this codicil made some further provision for my granddaughters Margaret Elizabeth Dill and Frances Russell Dill I hereby revoke the legacies of six hundred pounds each given to them by the thirteenth clause of my said will and instead thereof I give and bequeath to each of them the sum of two hundred pounds sterling.
Sixthly, as my grandson Lucius Dill is now settled in Grenada and a resident there I hereby revoke the appointment of him as an executor and trustee under my said will, and in his place I appoint the Honourable Thomas Hall to be an executor and Trustee of and under my said will in all respects and for all purposes as fully and amply as if he had been named in my said will in every clause thereof when the said Lucius Dill is named or referred to as such executor or trustee, and I request the said Thomas Hall to accept the sum of sixty pounds out of my estate as some little compensation to him for his services as such executor and trustee.
In testimony whereof I have this _____ day of _______ in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven, set my hand at the bottom of the first page of each half sheet of this codicil, and my hand and seal at the foot of this codicil, hereby confirming my said will in all respects in which it is not altered by this or the foregoing codicil, and also confirming the foregoing first codicil to my said will.
Richard Wood (LS)
Signed, sealed, acknowledged and declared by the said Richard Wood as a second codicil to his will in the presence of us, all present at the same time-
J.H. Darrell,       Alexr Ewing,       Jas. Richardson.
The foregoing second codicil to the will of me Richard Wood having been executed on the sixth day of January in this present year one thousand eight hundred and forty seven but the blanks for the date thereof then omitted to be filled up, I hereby add this present codicil to my said will for the purpose of declaring and confirming the said second codicil.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven.
Richard Wood (LS)
Signed sealed acknowledged and declared by the said Richard Wood as a third codicil to his will in the presence of us all present at the same time,
Alexr Ewing,       Jas. Richardson,       John Harvey Darrell.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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