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A Codicil to my Will, Hiram Capron


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Creator:
Capron, Hiram, Author
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Text
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Description:
This is a handwritten manuscript of the codicil Hiram Capron added to his will, adding new provisions and changing some which existed in the original document. He revises his gift to his sons Banfield and William and makes more explicit arrangements for his wife and daughters. He also sets out his directions for the sale of his properties and furniture, and instructs his executors to wait up to five years before selling his properties in order to avoid sacrificing value by selling too hastily.

This is an earlier and different codicil from the one which would be used in probate of his estate following his death in 1872. The text of his final will and codicil can be found in typewritten form in 2005.0015.02.11, linked to on the right.
Date of Original:
27 Feb. 1868
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1999.0402.01
Collection:
Hiram Capron Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
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Recommended Citation:
A Codicil to my Will, 1868, Hiram Capron Collection, 1999.0402.01, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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Full Text

(Page 1)

A Codical To my Will Made Feb, 1868

2 Page       Banfield to be charged with such sums only as He may receive from me to carry on his Farming operation - As follows - Cash - Cattle - sheep Teams and farming implements 16 16 to be accounted for within years after my Decease.    P.S. I now leave this as in Will pay $600._
2 Page     William H. His seat to include any part of Lot No 31 all that part of Lot No thinly one lying between Lot No 30 and Market Street bounded North by the Concession Road and south by the G.W. Railway to be left to be left - to form part of the Girls Portion leaving Williams at about 250 acres by estimation.

3 Page     My Wife CB Capron as set forth in My Will unless she thinks best, or find, it to her convenience to live with her Son or Sons, She may do so and have a reasonable allowance paid out of my Estate instead of holding her room and a maintenance of my estate from her Portion    P.S. This is unnecessary. She can do as she pleases
Lastly     I allow my executors five (underlined) years to wind up my wordly affairs. Not to sacrifice property by too hasty sales. my Will is, and I earnestly recommend, to divide as much of the Land and Town Lot between the several Girls as possibly can be done.
H. Capron

(Page 2)

My Household Furniture generally to go with the House to William Meaning all and everything not otherwise disposed of. Executors not to intofere.

Paintings and pictures to remain and hang in the House unless each one may claim and take their own Sickeness and W.C.B. Capron may dispose of [illegible] as she pleases.

My daughters Miss Jane Ann + Cornelia each one to have a Bedroom Set, Meaning a Bedstead Bed and Bedding - Washstand. Bureau or [?oc?et] Glass and all the necessary fixtures to furnish a Bedroom respectably for them.    P.S. without charge to the equal to the older Girls, Books may be divided between all the Children Maps and sundry traps of mine divide - Do My Safe must remain and belong to the House, for the express purpose to keep Title Deeds - Records and all valuable papers Bonds + Mortgages and Review Books containing the [illegible] that I have given in the Town of Paris and also keep certain Newspapers and Receipts that I have tied up and especially all the old Almanacks - that they may be examined and read after the year 1900       Hiram Capron
Paris 27th Feb.y 1868

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A Codicil to my Will, Hiram Capron


This is a handwritten manuscript of the codicil Hiram Capron added to his will, adding new provisions and changing some which existed in the original document. He revises his gift to his sons Banfield and William and makes more explicit arrangements for his wife and daughters. He also sets out his directions for the sale of his properties and furniture, and instructs his executors to wait up to five years before selling his properties in order to avoid sacrificing value by selling too hastily.

This is an earlier and different codicil from the one which would be used in probate of his estate following his death in 1872. The text of his final will and codicil can be found in typewritten form in 2005.0015.02.11, linked to on the right.