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 4 pages 447 to 453 probate year 1885
|Will of Susan Rennie|
In re: SUSAN RENNIE DECEASED.
This is the last will and testament of me Susan Rennie at present residing at 15 Wellington Square Hastings in the County of Sussex widow which I make as follows that is to say Whereas under the will of my late husband David Stuart Rennie of Saint Johnís Newfoundland I am entitled to appoint two thirds of his real and personal estate among his fatherís children and grandchildren who may survive me and their heirs in such proportions as I may by my will direct and appoint Now therefore I do by this my will direct and appoint that the said two thirds of my said late husbandís real and personal estate shall go and be paid applied and transferred as follows that is to say in the event of William Frederick Rennie the only surviving son of my late husbandís father surviving me then to such of the grandchildren hereinafter named of my said late husbandís father as shall be living at the time of my death the sums hereinafter mentioned or an equivalent thereof in value that is to say
And subject thereto I appoint the same two thirds unto my brother-in-law the said William Frederick Rennie for his absolute use and benefit but in case the said William Frederick Rennie shall die in my lifetime I appoint thereout to such of the following children of the said William Frederick Rennie as shall be living at my decease the sums following or the equivalent thereof in value that is to say
And I give and bequeath the following legacies videlicet
And subject to the gifts and bequests hereinbefore contained I give all my estate by real and personal to my trustees hereinafter named their heirs executors administrators and assigns upon trust to sell and dispose of my said real and personal estate and convert the same into money either together or in parcels and either by public auction or by private contract for the most money and best prices that can be reasonably obtained for the same. And I in particular direct the sale of so much thereof thereof as may not consist of money as may be necessary for the purpose of supplying the deficiency (if any) of my ready money available for the payment of the money legacies by this my will given and for providing funds whereout to pay the several annuities hereinbefore given and with full power and liberty for the trustees for the time being of this my will to buy in and resell all or any portion of my said real and personal estate (hereinafter called my trust estate) at their or his uncontrolled discretion without being answerable for any loss occasioned thereby And upon sale of my said trust estate or any part thereof to convey assign and transfer the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof and to give good and sufficient and effectual receipts releases acquittances and discharges to such purchaser or purchasers for his or their purchase money which shall effectually exonerate and exempt such purchaser or purchasers from the necessity of enquiring into the propriety regularity or expediency of any such sale or sales and from being affected by any impropriety or irregularity therein and from being answerable or accountable for the misapplication or non-application of the monies therein expressed or acknowledged to be received And I declare that my said trust estate shall be considered in equity as converted from the period of my death and until the sale thereof the annual rents and profits arising therefrom and from every part thereof shall (subject to the gifts and bequests hereinbefore contained) be held and applied in like manner and upon the like trusts as are hereinafter declared with respect to the annual income arising from the proceeds of the sale thereof and from the stocks funds or securities in or upon which the same shall for the time being be invested
This is a codicil to the last will and testament of me Susan Rennie widow of David Stuart Rennie now residing at 15 Wellington Square Hastings in the County of Sussex which was drawn by Messrs. Courtney & Creeme Solrs Grace Ch. Street London and appointed Thomas Row Frederick Jagg and Augustus Olive Hayward as my executors (not having said will by me to refer to I cannot give the date of its execution) In addition to the bequests made in said will I give and bequeath to my faithful friend & companion Ann Angel Bulley an additional sum of fifteen pounds per annum to be paid to her half yearly the first payment to be made six months after my decease to be paid to her only during the term of her natural life afterwards to merge into my general estate for the benefit of my residuary legatee I also give and bequeath to my niece Harriet Taylor wife of Captain Duncan Norton Taylor R.A. the sum of nineteen pounds ten shillings as a small token of my affection and regard I also give & bequeath to my niece Sarah Grace Hayward wife of Augustus Olive Hayward Q.C. of St. Johnís Newfdland the sum of nineteen pounds ten shillings as a small token of my affection and regard Confirming all other bequests and appointments in my before mentioned last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Susan Rennie have to this codicil to my last will and testament set my hand this twenty second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight- Susan Rennie Signed and declared by the said Susan Rennie the testatrix as and for a codicil to her last will & testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other (all being present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses- D. Hoadley Gabb Surgeon 18 Wellington Square Hastings- H. Masey widow 15 Wellington Square Hastings.
This is a second codicil to the last will and testament of me Susan Rennie which will bears date the twenty second day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven Whereas by my said will I have given a legacy or sum of one hundred pounds sterling to my god-daughter Mary Hoyles Tozer who has since died Now I do hereby give and bequeath the said sum of one hundred pounds sterling to the eldest daughter for the time being of her the said Mary Hoyles Tozer who may be living at the time of my decease for her absolute use and benefit In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight- Susan Rennie- Signed by the said testatrix Susan Rennie as and for a second codicil to her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses- D. Hoadley Gabb Surgeon 18 Wellington Square Hastings- Fanny Thomson Nurse 12 Waldengrave Street Hastings-
This is a third codicil to the will and testament of me Susan Rennie which will bears date the twenty second day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven the first codicil bears date the twenty second day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight and the second codicil bears date the twenty fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight Whereas I have by my said will given & bequeathed to my niece Anne Brown Stathem an annuity or yearly sum of fifty pounds to be paid to her half yearly during her life And whereas the said Anne Brown Stathem has since the date and execution of my said will departed this life Now I do hereby give and bequeath the said annuity or yearly sum of fifty pounds to Catherine Pinsent (in the will called Kate Pinsent) the daughter of the said Anne Brown Stathem & her first husband Robert John Pinsent during her life or until she the said Catherine Pinsent shall become the inmate of a Roman Catholic Convent the said annuity to be paid to her half yearly and the first half yearly payment thereof to be made at the expiration of six calendar months from my decease Provided nevertheless that in case she the said Catherine Pinsent shall become the inmate of a Roman Catholic Convent or shall marry during the lifetime of her father Robert John Pinsent without his consent then & in either event the said annuity or yearly sum shall cease to be payable to her from the period of her becoming such inmate or the day of her marriage as the case may be and thereupon the said annuity or the fund from which the same shall be paid shall fall into and form part of my residuary estate And in all respects I confirm my said will and my said first and second codicils thereto In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four- Susan Rennie- Signed by the said testatrix Susan Rennie as and for a third codicil to her will in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses- D. Hoadley Gabb Surgeon Hastings- Elizabeth Springett Housekeeper 3 Castledowne Terrace Hastings-Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar
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