Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of James Fox from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 292-293 probate year 1884
James Fox deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me James Fox of Saint Johnís Merchant All my property moneys and effects except as hereinafter provided for I devise and bequeath to my wife for her life and upon her death to my children share and share alike. The shares to which I am entitled in the Union Bank now standing in the name of myself as Trustee I direct shall belong in equal proportions to my sons James P. Fox and John F. Fox. The piece of land purchased from Mr. Mare adjoining my dwelling house I give to my said sons equally as also my horses one to each. Any share or bequest to my daughter Annie is to be for her sole and separate use free from the control of her husband The household furniture which I possess not included in a former deed of trust is to be my wifeís and I direct that on her death the same is to go to my son John if she wishes it but not otherwise. The business is to be continued according to the present partnership agreement and my interest therein of three-fourths is to go to my wife but she shall have the power at any time before the expiration of the term stipulated to wind up the business if she shall see any cause for so doing. I appoint my wife and my son James F. Fox executors of this my will. I direct that my sister-in-law Ellen Power is to be provided for out of my estate during her life. James Fox. Signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses, J. H. Boone, Patrick J. Delaney.