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BROADFIELD Family in TASMANIA
This is the last will and testament of me, Thomas Broadfield of Earl Street Launceston in Tasmania, Wood Turner. - 1877
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Broadfield all my household furniture, linen, china, books, prints, pictures, fuel and other household effects and consumable household stores which shall be in and about my dwelling house at the time of my decease, for her own absolute use and benefit.
I give and devise the Cottage and land situate in Earl Street aforesaid opposite my present residence and at present occupied by my son William Broadfield unto and for the use of my said daughter Elizabeth Broadfield her heirs and assigns for ever.
I Bequeath my clothing and articles of personal use to my son William Broadfield.
I give, devise and bequeath the house and workshop and land belonging thereto in situate in Earl Street aforesaid in which I know reside and carry on my trade or business, together with all the machinery erected thereto and my tools of trade, stock in trade and appliances, good will of business and appurtenances belonging or appertaining there to; also all money and book debts belonging to me and also all the rest of the residue and remainder of my real and personal estate whatsoever and whosesoever unto and the the use of my friends - John Drysdale of Launceston aforesaid Gentleman, and James French of Launceston aforesaid Painter & Glazier, their heirs executors, administrators and assigns according to the nature of the property, but subject as to estates vested in me as Trustee or mortgagee to the equities affecting the same respectively, upon the trusts following (that is to say) Upon trust in the first place to pay there out my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, and the annuity to my wife and pecuniary legacies hereinafter bequeathed to my three daughters and subject thereto In trust for my said son William Broadfield, his heirs and assigns for ever.
I give and bequeath an annuity or sum of Twenty Pounds to my dear wife Priscilla during her life for her separate use independently of any husband with whom she might intermarry and her receipt whether covert or sole to be sufficient discharges for the same, and I direct that the said annuity shall be paid by equal monthly payments, the first payment to be made at the expiration of one calendar month from the time of my decease.
I give and bequeath the several specific legacies following namely:
To my daughter Sarah Maria Titmus - the wife of William Titmus of Launceston aforesaid Builder, of the sum of forty five pounds.
To my said daughter Elizabeth Broadfield the sum of fifty pounds and to my daughter
Mary Broadfield - at present residing in Victoria, the sum of thirty five pounds, the same to be respectively paid over to such Daughter for her own sole and separate use and benefit respectively free from the control debts and engagements of any present or future husband and their receipts alone notwithstanding coverture shall be sufficient discharges to the trustees and executors for the time being of this my will for the same respectively.
I direct that the said several and respective legacies shall be paid to my said daughters within three months after my decease and that after payment thereof and on the decease of my said wife and the lapsing of the said annuity, my said house and workshop and land belonging thereto and aforesaid residuary real estate together with the aforesaid machinery, tools of trade, stock in trade, good will of business and appurtenances belonging or appertaining thereto and money and book debts shall be conveyed and assured transferred and assigned by the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will, to my said son William Broadfield, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns or as he or they shall direct or appoint.
And I expressly direct and my will is that after payment of my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses, that the said annuity or sum of Twenty Pounds shall be a first charge and then the said several legacies herein before bequeathed to my three daughters upon my real and personal estate hereinbefore devised and bequeathed (subject thereto) In trust for my said son William Broadfield.
I nominate and appoint the said John Drysdale and James French, Executors and Trustees of this my will, with power to compound debts and settle claims against or in favor of my estate and to retain and allow to each other the expenses of executing this my will and I hereby declare that every person who shall or may pay any trust money to the trustee or trustees for the time being of this my will upon their or his receipt in writing shall be exonerated of any responsibility in respect if the application thereof or for the loss, misapplication or non-application thereof or any part thereof
I declare that any vacancy occurring in any trusteeship under my will by death (in my lifetime or afterwards) disclaimer resignation or residence abroad refusal to act or incapacity - may be supplied by the trustee or trustees for the time being including any retiring or disclaiming trustee or trustees if willing to act or if there be no trustee willing to act by the acting executors or administrators of the person who shall have last died in the trust or if there be no such person by my acting executors or administrators, every such appointment to be made by any attested writing or in case of a sole appointer or by any attested writing or will and I absolve the trustee and trustees for the time being fo this my will from responsibility for the receipts and defaults of each other and for involuntary losses and hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
I declare this only to be my last will and testament. In testimony where of the said Thomas Broadfield the Testator have to this my last will and testament written on three sides of this sheet of paper set my hand this twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and seventy seven.
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