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 Louisa Plomer from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 249-250 probate year 1883

In re
          Louisa Plomer deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Louisa Plomer of Fogo Nfland being of sound mind & memory though weak in body do make & declare this my last will & testament.     Of the amount to my credit in Bank in St. John’s I will & bequeath to my brother George in trust for Mr. Plomer, to find him in board, lodging & clothing for the remainder of his life, and whatever amount remains on Mr. Plomer’s death I give & bequeath to my aforenamed brother for his sole use & benefit

Of the amount promised by Mr. Cook for my dwelling house viz £150 cy I give & bequeath as follows

  • To my sisters Jane, Harriet, Ann & Emma the sum of ten pounds cy each
  • To my brother George the sum of ten pounds
  • To my two half sisters Belinda & Sarah Rees the sum of £5 each-
  • To my nieces Louisa Hiscock & Mary Jane Drover the sum of £5 each
  • To my godchildren the sum of £20 in equal shares
  • To Mrs. Stone & Miss Meek of Barr’d Islands the sum of £5 each
  • To Dr. Findlater & Ray C. Meek the sum of £10 each.
  • To St. Andrew’s Church Fogo the sum of £10.
  • To Claude Cook the sum of £10
  • To Mrs. Marriott, S. John’s the sum of £10 for the Colonial & Continental Church Society’s Mission to the Jews.
  • Of the amount due from Mr. Cook on dwelling house purchased from me- viz £70- I give & bequeath as follows-

  • To the Church at Lance Cove Belle Isle, the sum of £10-
  • To the Cathedral Completion Fund the sum of £10
  • To my goddaughter Edith Meek the sum of £10-
  • To Matilda Carter the sum of £5
  • To my nephews James & George Hiscock the sum of £5 each-
  • To Rev W. Hoyles, England, my gold brooch.
  • To my brother George all my books with the exception of three Bibles wh. I leave to my nephew Thomas Rees
  • The remainder of money I die possessed of I leave in trust for Mr. Plomer, to my brother George in conjunction with the amount mentioned in the beginning of this will.
  • My household furniture I give & bequeath to Mr. Plomer with the exception of four chairs wh. I have already promised to Mrs. Stone & one table to Mrs. James Randle. My storehouse I give & bequeath to Mrs. Jos. Torraville Sr- I hereby appoint Mr. Stone & Mr. Cook as executors to this my last will & testament.     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 3rd day of April A.D. 1883.     Louisa Plomer her X mark.     Signed sealed & declared by the aforenamed Mrs. Plomer as & for her last will & testament in presence of us who in her presence & in presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses Andrew Cook, Christopher Meek.

    Certified correct,
    D. M. Browning

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