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 Thomas Hutchings from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 299 to 301 probate year 1884
Thomas Hutchings deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Hutchings considering the uncertainty of life do make this my last will and testament and by these presents do give and bequeath the following sums to the persons and trusts herein mentioned, viz.
I likewise request Henry C. LeMessurier to act as my executor and that he will carry out my wishes in the strictest sense of the word The residue of my money which may be left after paying my just debts and my funeral expenses and providing a small neat headstone I give and bequeath to Fanny and Margaret Hutchings my nieces in equal proportions for their special benefit. In witness whereof I have this thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three set my hand and seal. Thomas Hutchings (LS). Witnesses, Henry C. LeMessurier, James R. Knight.
This is a codicil to my will; I give and bequeath to Maria Rouse, widow of the late Oliver Rouse all my interest in the house and land situate on the east side of Adelaide Street and now occupied by her under lease from me for her own special benefit and use and in case of her death before the expiration of the lease that the same interest which I now bequeath to her shall revert to her children who are unmarried in the same manner and for the same purposes as if she were alive- in witness whereof I have this thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three set my hand and seal. Thomas Hutchings (LS) Witnesses, Henry C. LeMessurier, James R. Knight.
This is a further codicil to my will as it has pleased the Almighty God to remove by death from amongst us William Rouse to whom I have bequeathed the sum of twenty pounds. I now revoke the said sum of twenty pounds to Maria Rouse for the education of her youngest son John Rouse to be by her spent solely for and in the education of the said John Rouse and in case of her death before the same shall be expended that her heirs administrators or assigns do carry out this my will and testament In witness whereof I have this twenty eight day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy five set my hand and seal. Thomas Hutchings (LS) Witnesses. Henry C. LeMessurier, Jas. R. Knight.
St. Johnís, Newfoundland, May 3rd 1877. (Codicil) In the foregoing part of my will I bequeath to Monier W. Hutchings the sum of fifty pounds currency- in consequence of his demise, I bequeath to George Hutchings my nephew Thirty pounds cy making altogether fifty pounds currency- I give and bequeath to my nieces the Proctors twenty pounds currency (each to share alike). In consequence of the demise of Wm. Rouse I bequeath to George Hutchings my nephew all my best wearing apparel I bequeath to Nichs Galligue all my old wearing apparel &c. In witness hereof I set my hand and seal, Thos. Hutchings (LS) Witnesses, Henry C. LeMessurier, Charlotte Rouse. This codicil was acknowledged by the said Thomas Hutchings in our presence this seventh day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, Henry C. LeMessurier, Charlotte Rouse.
Saint Johnís Nfld 30th May 1879. All my goods & chattels also goods and effects from my good brother or his wife Mrs. John Hutchings I hereby bequeath to my nephew George Hutchings to be kept by him. Thos. Hutchings.