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Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 426-427 probate year 1916

Will of Isabella Amelia Botwood

In re: ISABELLA AMELIA BOTWOOD . DECEASED.

This is the last will and testament of me Isabella Amelia Botwood widow of the late Archdeacon Botwood as follows:- First I request that my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give and bequeath to my sister Marion Leonora Winter daughter of the late George and Leonora Sophia Winter all and everything I die possessed of for her life including all moneys in Banks or otherwise wheresoever situate and all property and rents arising therefrom wheresoever the same may be and left me by will or otherwise with full power to her to spend both principal and interest of said moneys and sell or otherwise dispose of the said property during her lifetime without in any way accounting for the same if it be necessary for her use with the exception from the said bequest of the following legacies.-

Two hundred dollars to the Church of England Orphanage in St. Johnís Newfoundland;

One hundred dollars to my cousin James Arnold Branscombe of St. Johnís

Two hundred and forty three dollars and thirty four cents to Selina Gribble who has lived with me as servant for many years but if she be not living at the expiration of twelve months afer my death said sum shall revert to my general estate

Two hundred and forty three dollars and thirty four cents to my sister Jessie Marian Trimmingham if she is living at the time of my death and if dead then to revert to my general estate:

Two hundred and forty three dollars and thirty four cents to my sister Louisa Sidney Pitcher but if she be not living at the time of my death the same shall be given to her daughter Ethel Louisa Pitcher and if both mother and daughter predecease me then I desire said sum to revert to my general estate.

Two hundred and forty three dollars and thirty four cents to my brother Clifford James Winter absolutely;

Forty eight dollars and sixty nine cents to the son of my said brother Clifford George Winter.

After the death of my said sister Marion Leonora Winter it is my wish that any moneys property goods or chattels which may be remaining in her hands out of my estate at the time of her death shall be divided equally between my two sisters Louisa Sidney Pitcher and Jessie Maria Trimmingham and my brother Clifford James Winter To hold the same to them equally in the following manner, to Louisa Sidney Pitcher for her life and after her death to her daughter Ethel Louise Pitcher, Should neither be living at the death of my sister Marion Leonora Winter I desire the same to be given to the three children of my brother Clifford James Winter, Elsie, Dora and Clifford George Winter: to Jessie Maria Trimmingham absolutely if she be living at the time of the death of my said sister Marion Leonora Winter and if then dead then to the said children of my brother Elsie, Dora & Clifford George Winter; to my said brother Clifford James Winter absolutely.

And it is my will wish that nothing in this my will shall debar my executrix from selling or reinvesting any of my property and moneys and I hereby appoint my said sister Marion Leonora Winter executrix of this my will.

In witness whereof I have set my hand the 21st day of June 1912. Isabella Amelia Botwood. Signed by the testatrix & acknowledged by her to be her last will & testament in our presence who in her presence at her request & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. Mary Josephine Furlong. Selina Gribble. Martin W. Furlong.

Correct, Charles H. Emerson Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
Fiat July 25/16 C.J. Probate July 26/16 granted to James A. Branscombe (reserving the right of Carson L. Winter the other executor) Estate sworn at $45405.00

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