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 8 pages 344-345 probate year 1907

Will of Thomas Hiscock

In re     Thomas Hiscock     deceased.

    This is the last will & testament of Thomas Hiscock planter of Catalina in the electoral district of Trinity Bay - I hereby devise, give, & bequeath to my wife Helen for her sole use & benefit, during the term of her natural life, provided she remain a widow, all my estate and effects, both real & personal whatsoever & wheresoever and of what nature and quality soever viz     My dwelling house, furniture, bedding & contents, personal effects, clothing & whatsoever cash of which I may be possessed at the time of my decease, the strip of land on which my house is built, bounded on the S.W. by the Main Street, on the N.E. by the back street on the S.E. by Robert Hiscocks property & on the N.N.W. by Joseph Hiscock’s land my fishing gear including two cod nets trawls & punt my stage & Flake, Half store on fishing room built on my own land, I give to my aforesaid wife, Helen, liberty to sell the land only during her widowhood & with this proviso that the first offer of purchase is to be made to Adam Haynes of Catalina aforesaid & only in the event of his refusal to purchase, is it be disposed of to another. In the event if my aforesaid wife Helen marrying again my dwelling house, land, & all out buildings including water side premises is to revert to the aforesaid Adam son of my step-brother William Haynes, planter of Catalina provided it is not previously sold either to him or another.
Should the future possessor of my estate require to make a path direct to the house on my land, etc. at the time of my decease, in my occupation or to the fishing room, the path thereto must be made on my own land. All just debts contracted by me previously to my decease burial & testamentary lawful expenses, must be paid out of my estate and I hereby appoint, William Haynes planter of Catalina aforesaid the sole executor of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred & six
Thomas his X mark Hiscock Signed by the said Thomas Hiscock in the presence of us present at the same time, who, in his presence & the presence of each other, attest and subscribe our names as witnesses hereto
George Seymour Chamberlain Clerk in Holy Orders & Incumbent St. Peters Church Catalina
Archibald Edmund Gardner Police Constable
William Hayes Planter Catalina

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 12./07
Emerson J.
Nov 14. 07
granted to
Estate sworn
at $300.00

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