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 William Wilcox from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 479 probate year 1862
William Wilcox deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I William Wilcox a native of Withycomb in the County of Devonshire England but for many years residing in St. John’s Newfoundland being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do hereby make this as and for my last will and testament as follows: I give and bequeath unto Mrs. Elizabeth Horwood with whom I have been a servant for many years the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds for her own sole use and benefit and which said sum of money is now in her possession, and in the event of the death of the said Elizabeth Horwood before me it is my will and desire that the said sum of money and any other monies belonging to me shall be paid to the surviving children of the said Elizabeth Horwood share and share alike. And I hereby appoint the said Elizabeth Horwood Executrix and her son John Horwood executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former or other wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only as my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland this ________ day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty. William his X mark Wilcox (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Wilcox as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us (having been first read over and explained to the said William Wilcox The words “and twenty” having being first interlined on the eleventh line of the first page, P.W. Carter, J.P. Thos. Bennett, J.P. Rob. R.W. Lilly.