Know all man by presents that whereas I, Isaac Arthur Fox of the Town of Dunnville in the county of Haldimand and Province of Ontario
Am a son of Rebecca Fox (whose maiden name was Bradwell) and John Fox of Bradwell, Derbyshire, England and a nephew of Horatio Bradwell of 14 Park Street, Broomfield Sheffield, England, retired Merchant & brother of my said mother Rebecca (Bradwell) Fox.
And Whereas my uncle the said Horatio Bradwell died about twenty one years ago, having first made his last will whereby he bequeathed inter the sum of £1000 to be divided amongst the Children of his sister Rebecca (Bradwell) Fox, my Mother, aforesaid to be paid after the death of his wife Ann Bradwell who received the income thereof during her life.
And Whereas the said Ann Bradwell died on or about the 17th of November last and the amount of the said legacy is now payable.
And whereas I desire to appoint my Brother-in-law Jabez [?] Birley Somerset of 44 Besmore road, Meersbrook, Sheffield, England, Cashier my attorney for me and in my name to receive my share and portion of the said legacy from the Executors of the estate of the said Horatio Bradwell and to give the necessary release or releases and discharge or discharges therefore
And whereas I am also entitled to a further share of the [illegible] bequest under the will of the said Ann Bradwell, widow of the said Horatio Bradwell and it is my desire that my said attorney shall also receive the same for me and in my behalf from the Executors of the estate of the said Ann Bradwell in the same manner.
Now know ye that I the said Isaac Arthur Fox do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint the said Jabez Birley Somerset to be my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name and in my [illegible] and stead to receive from the Executors of the estate of the said Horatio Bradwell and from the Executors of the estate of the Said Ann Bradwell the share or legacy payable to me under the last will and testament of the said Horatio Bradwell and the share of the [usiduary?] bequest payable to me under the last will and testament of the said Ann Bradwell or desirable as payable from or out of the said estates or either of them in any way whatsoever and to give all necessary receipts, releases and discharges therefore and to act in all respects with reference to the winding up of the said estates so far as I am concerned in my behalf in the same manner as I might do if personally present. I hereby agreeing to satisfy and consign whatsoever my said attorney shall do my virtue of these presents.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the Town of Dunnville in the county of Haldimand and province of Ontario.
Signed, sealed and executed (in triplicate) in presence of: [blank]
1. That I was personally present and did see the within instrument thereof duly signed, sealed and executed by Isaac Arthur Fox one of the parties thereto
2. That the said instrument and duplicates were executed in the Town of Dunnville
3. That I know the said party
4. That I am subscribing witness to the said Instrument and duplicates.
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