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Will of Richard Philpot from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 378 to 380 probate year 1885
| In re |
Richard Philpot deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Richard Philpot of Herring Neck Newfoundland in the Island of Newfoundland made this twenty fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty two. I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made. I appoint Revd J. Hewitt and George Florence to be my executors and direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be, after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my son John Philpot all the Room and premises situated in Stawe Harbor Herring Neck and which I now occupy which consists of dwelling house stores flakes gardens and appurtenances together with boats, nets, traps and all other gear appertaining to the fishery but not my household furniture.
I Richard Philpott hereby declare this to be a codicil to my last will and testament dated 24th day of August 1882. I leave six pounds currency to the clergyman of the Church of England in charge of the Mission to be spent by him on St. Mary’s Church, Herring Neck, in a manner which he may deem most conducive to the glory of God, and the good of the congregation who worship therein. I leave to my wife Susannah Philpott a bed, bedstead, bedding and rocking chair. I leave to my son John Philpott my share of the schooner “Flora” by which it becomes entirely his, but he is to pay my son Joseph (his brother) the sum of £50 fifty pounds, I also leave to my son John, all my parlor furniture, bed, bedding & bedstead in my room; my cooking stove in kitchen I leave to my granddaughter Fanny daughter of my son John, my Harmonium. I leave one bed, bedding and bedstead to my daughter Charlotte Hussey. I leave to my daughter Miriam Carely one bed, bedding and bedstead. I leave my kitchen furniture (stove excepted) to my two daughters Miriam Carely and Charlotte Hussey. I leave my wearing apparel to my son Joseph Philpott. Richard Philpott. In all other respects I confirm my said will. Signed by the said Richard Philpott the testator in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses, John Stone, Stephen X his mark Stuckey. Dated 29th day of March 1884.
Second codicil to the will of Richard Philpott. I beg to leave in addition to six pounds currency promised in my first codicil, a further sum of fourteen pounds (14£ cy) in all twenty pounds to St. Mary’s Church, Herring Neck, to be spent by the clergyman in charge of the Mission upon St. Mary’s Church in any way he shall deem most fit for the honour and glory of God and the benefit of the congregation worshiping therein. I also leave to my granddaughter Miriam Flora, daughter of my son Alfred Philpott (deceased) the sum of ten pounds (£10 cy) currency to be paid by my son John Philpott when and how he sees fit. Signed by the said Richard Philpott. Richard Philpott. In the presence of us who signed in the presence of each other, John Hewitt, John X Philpott. Herring Neck Newfoundland 9th April 1884.