This is the last Will and Testament of me
James Broadfoot farmer of the parish of Goldie County of Bourke Colony of Victoria
AFTER payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH unto
Firstly - my daughter Sarah Jones the wife of John Robert Jones, the sum of seven pounds Stg of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her for her sole use and benefit on each twentieth day of June during six years next after my death and in the event of her death at any time previously the like sum to be expended by my executors for the benefit of her children.
Secondly - to my son Ebenizer Broadfoot all my right title and interest in and to that section of land numbered 96b containing 84.2.24 parish of Goldie County of Bourke and Colony of Victoria with all messuages * buildings and tenements thereon together with all and singular the horses (both) working and young stock excepting one saddle horse depasturing thereon. Also an equal share or division of all cattle (both dairy and young stock). Also all implements, working plant and growing crops, and farm produce on that, or the section 96a adjoining and alike equal share of all household furniture and personal effects (excepting the piano).
Thirdly - to my daughter Grace all my right title and interest in and to that section of land numbered 96a in the parish of Goldie aforesaid containing 84.2.23 ** together with a like equal share of the cattle, household furniture, and personal effects together with one saddle, horse and the piano, for her sole use and benefit, during the term of her natural life and after her to her children and in the event of her death without issue the whole of this last mentioned bequest shall revert to my son Ebenezer Broadfoot before mentioned, his heirs executors and assigns.
AND I HEREBY APPOINT
Joseph Thomas Andrew of Cobaw *** farmer and John Cornelius Caffin of Lancefield accountant
EXECUTORS of this my Will IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twentyninth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy four.
Signed by the said James Broadfoot the Testator and by him declared to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his (the said Testator's) sight and presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
Joseph Thomas Andrew
Jno. C. Caffin
|In the Supreme Court of
the Colony of Victoria.
In its Probate Jusirdiction
In the Will of James Broadfoot late of Goldie in the County of Bourke in the Colony of Victoria Farmer deceased.
We Joseph Thomas Andrew of Cobaw in the Colony of Victoria Farmer and John Cornelius Caffin of Dundas Street Lancefield in the said Colony Accountant severally make oath and say:
1. That the abovenamed James Broadfoot late of Goldie aforesaid Farmer departed this life on the Seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy five.
2. That he has left a Will bearing date the Twenty ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy four which is hereto annexed marked "A" and thereby appointed us the said Joseph Thomas Andrew of Cobaw aforesaid and John Cornelius Caffin of Lancefield aforesaid executors thereof and we verily believe the said Will is unrevoked.
3. That the said Will was executed in the presence of us the said Joseph Thomas Andrew and John Cornelius Caffin of Lancefield aforesaid.
4. That the said deceased had at the time of his death Real Estate in the said Colony under the value of one hundred and seventy pounds and personal Estate in the said Colony under the value of Two hundred and eleven pounds.
5. That we will pay all the just debts and legacies of the said deceased as far as the property left by him will extend and the law buid us so to do.
The above named deponents Joseph Thomas Andrew and John Cornelius Caffin were severally sworn at Lancefield in the Colony of Victoria this Sixth day of March A.D. 1875 before me.
* In law, the term messuage equates to a dwelling-house and included outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden (ref Wikipedia 2008)
** the numbers are slightly obscure
*** Goldie and Cobaw are near Lancefield in Victoria.
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