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 10 pages 231 to 235 probate year 1914

Will of Janette Scott


I, Janette Scott of 88 Chalverton Road Putney Surrey Spinster hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary documents heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament- I appoint my nephew Ernest Cormack Finch and John Ferrier of Woodhayes Wimbledon Surrey to be the executors and Trustees of this my will and I give to each of them in case they shall respectively prove my will and accept the trusteeship hereof as a small acknowledgment for their trouble of this my will the sum of twenty pounds free of duty I give to my brother Charles Scott and my brother-in-law Henry Finch free of duty in equal shares all my silver plate and plated articles (except such as may be otherwise hereinafter specifically bequeathed) but so that my said brothers share shall include the following articles namely silver waiter two silver salt cellars with the spoons belonging thereto and all silver spoons engraved with the initial “B” or the initials “W.B.” which articles I direct shall be considered as part of my said brother’s share and be accounted for by him as such on the division and I give to my sister in law Gertrude Scott (free of duty) as a memento of me the six china plates hanging on the walls of the drawing room and I give to my nephews and nieces hereinafter named (free of duty) the following legacies as mementos of me that is to say:

To Hugh Scrimgcour Scott my gold telescope pencil case

To Gertrude Grace Ferrier the white lace shawl which belonged to my grandmother and the small gold and turquoise pin which belonged to my mother

To Janet Mary Scott my silver goblet and the miniatures of my father and mother

To Dora Edith Scott the gold bridesmaids brooch with pearls and turquoise given me on the wedding of her father and mother.

To Constance Evelyn Harper my gold necklet

To Edith Scott my gold bracelet with blue enamelled heart

To Katherine Maud Scott my set of pearls

To Henry William Finch my diamond ring and the spirit case which is usually kept on my sideboard and my Italian tea caddy

To the said Ernest Cormack Finch the clock on the mantel piece in the drawing room and my silver Quigh and the ladles belonging thereto or generally used therewith.

To Catherine Scott Finch my mother’s gold watch and chain with the appendages on the latter.

To Mary Elizabeth Finch my Indian Silver teapot and the sugar basin and cream jug also of Indian make but not I believe silver

To Janet Maud Finch my gold bracelet with carbuncle and the work box that belonged to her aunt Henrietta Finch

To Herbert Geoffery Finch the two china figures (I believe of Chelsea ware) the one a man kneeling and the other a woman with flowers under glass shades on the mantel piece in the drawing room

I direct that if any question shall arise as to the identity of any articles hereinbefore specifically given or as to what are included in any gift or as to any matters in respect of or connected with any of the foregoing gifts my trustees shall decide the same and that their decision shall be conclusive and binding upon all parties under this my will

I devise and bequeath all my real estate and all the residue of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever (including as well real as personal estate over which I have any general power of appointment or disposition by will) unto and to the use of the said Ernest Cormack Finch and John Ferrier their heirs executors and administrators according to the nature and tenure thereof upon trust that they or the survivor of them or other the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will (hereinafter called my trustees) shall sell call in collect and convert into money the same at such time or times and in such manner as they shall think fit and so that they shall have the fullest power and discretion to postpone the sale calling in or conversion of the whole or any part of the said premises (including leaseholds or other property of a terminable or wearing out nature and my share or interest in certain property situate in Newfoundland and known as “The Rennie and Scott Estate”) without being responsible for loss and shall out of the proceeds pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts And shall invest the residue in any investments authorised by law in the case of trust money with power to vary such investments at discretion And shall during the life of my brother Charles Scott pay or apply the income of the said residuary estate and the investments thereof for and towards keeping up a policy on the life of my said brother effected with the Economic Life Assurance Society which is now vested in the said John Ferrier and Ernest Cormack Finch and for or towards repayment of the capital and payment of the interest on the sum now due on the security thereof to the said Society and unto or for the maintenance personal support education advancement in the world or for the benefit generally of my said brother Charles Scott and his wife and issue for the time being in existence or any of such respective objects of the present discretionary trust to the exclusion of the others or other of them in such shares and manner as my trustees shall from time to time in their absolute discretion decide or think proper

And from and after the death of the said Charles Scott shall raise and pay out of the same trust promises the sum of one hundred pounds to each of them the said Janet Mary Scott, Katherine Maud Scott, Henry William Finch and Catherine Scott Finch And subject thereto shall hold such trust promises and the income thereof In trust for such of my nine nieces the said Gertrude Grace Ferrier Janet Mary Scott Dora Edith Scott Constance Evelyn Harper Edith Cecilia Scott Katherine Maud Scott Catherine Scott Finch Mary Elizabeth Finch and Janet Maud Finch as shall survive me and if more than one in equal shares

I declare that all the net annual produce arising from the unconverted part of my estate whether real or personal and of whatsoever description shall be applied in the same manner as if the same were income arising from the proceeds of the conversion of my estate. I empower my trustees with regard to my share in the said Rennie and Scott Estate to join with all or any others of the persons owning shares therein (until my share therein shall be sold) and in partitioning the same and in repairing and incuring houses wharves and buildings and making allowances to and arrangements with the tenants and others and accepting surrenders of leases and tenancies and demising for any term of years or tenancy and at any rent and generally managing availing with such estate in their uncontrolled discretion as if my trustees were absolute beneficial owners with power out of capital or income of the trust premises to make any outlay for the purposes aforesaid on any expenses connected therewith

And I hereby declare that my trustees shall not be bound in any case to act personally but shall be at full liberty to employ a solicitor or any other agent to transact all or any business of whatsoever nature required to be done in the premises including the receipt and payment of money and shall be entitled to be allowed and paid all charges and expenses so incurred and shall not be responsible for the default of such solicitor or agent of any losses occasioned by his employment

And I further declare that any executor or trustee for the time being hereunder being a solicitor or any other person engaged in any profession or business shall be entitled to charge and be paid all usual professional and other charges for any business done by him or his firm in the premises whether in the ordinary course of his profession or business or not and although not of a nature requiring the employment of a solicitor or other professional person

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 16th day of September one thousand and nine hundred and five - Janette Scott - Signed and declared by the said Janette Scott the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses -
A. Adkins Cashier London & County Bankg Coy Limited, Putney- Albert John Buck Cashier London & County Bankg Coy Limited, Putney,

I Janette Scott of 88 Chalverton Road Putney Surrey Spinster hereby declare this to be a codicil- the first- to my will which bears date the 16th day of September one thousand nine hundred and five. I bequeath to my servant Eliza Gacom the sum of twenty pounds free of duty in addition to any moneys owing to her by me at my death as an acknowledgment of her service to me provided she is in my service at my death and not under notice to leave whether given or received And in all other respects I confirm my said will

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 18th day of August one thousand nine hundred and eight- Janette Scott- Signed and declared by the above named Janette Scott as and for a codicil to her will in the presence of us both present at the same time who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses-

Albert John Buck London & County Bankg Coy Limited, Putney - Cashier H.L. Potter London & County Bankg Coy Limited Putney, Cashier/

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 19/14 Emerson J. Sealed with the Seal of the Supreme Court of Nfld this 20th day of June 1914 in accordance with Section 183 of the Judicature Act 1904 and for the persons therein named Estate sworn at $4453.12

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