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William Moffat's Last Will and Testament

Transcription of William's Moffat's Will, made by Roger Moffat from photocopy of William Moffat's Will.


Dated 16 Jany 1890
“A”
This is the last Will and Testament

of me
William Moffat of Te Houka in the Provincial District of Otago New Zealand Farmer. I give and bequeath the following legacies chargeable on my farm of “Allenslea” hereinafter described that is to say to my son Robert Moffat the sum of one hundred pounds, and to my daughter Elizabeth Jane Moffat the sum of one hundred pounds. I give and bequeath the following legacies chargeable on my son Adam Houliston Moffat’s half share or interest in the farm of “Blinkbonny” hereinafter described that is to say to my daughter Alice Wilson wife of James Wilson of Te Houka aforesaid farmer the sum of one hundred pounds and to my daughter Ellen Isabella Moffat the sum of one hundred pounds. I give and bequeath all my household furniture and personal effects and all live and dead stock and farming implements which shall be on my said farm of “Allenslea” at the date of my death to my wife Ellen Moffat during her life, and after her death to my son Samuel William Moffat absolutely. I give and bequeath to my sons George Moffat and Adam Houliston Moffat all my live and dead stock and farming implements which shall be on my said farm of “Blinkbonny” at the time of my death. I give and devise my said farm of “Allenslea” being part of section one and section two Block 42 Clutha district parts of sections seven and nine Block forty one Clutha District and section four hundred and eighty nine R in the same District to my said wife Ellen Moffat for her life and after her death to my said son Samuel William Moffat absolutely subject however to the said legacies to the said Robert Moffat and Elizabeth Jane Moffat which shall be payable one year after my wife’s death. I give and devise my said farm of “Blinkbonny” being sections six seven eight nine ten eleven and part of sections five and twelve Block fifty three section eleven and parts of sections five seven and nine Block Sixty and section five hundred and eighty five R all in Clutha District to my said sons George Moffat and Adam Houliston Moffat in equal shares as tenants in common subject however to the payment of the whole principal and interest secured by a memorandum of Mortgage by me of both the said farms in favor of the late Adam Laudels and subject also as regards my said son Adam Houliston Moffat’s half share or interest in the said farm to the payment of the said legacies to my said daughter Alice Wilson and Ellen Isabella Moffat. I appoint my said wife Ellen Moffat and my said son George Moffat executors of this my will. In witness whereof I the said William Moffat have hereunder set my hand this sixteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

Signed and acknowledged by the said William Moffat as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us both being present at the same tie who at his request in his sight and presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

Danl Stewart
Solicitor Balclutha

W A Grant
Can, Clerk
Balclutha

This is the paper writing marked “A” produced and shewn to Ellen Moffat and George Moffat at the time of swearing their affidavit this fourteenth day of September 1895
Before me

A Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand

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