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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elijah Bishop



Will of Elijah Bishop
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 503 & 504 probate year 1905

Bishop Elijah.       Last will of,

Feeling myself to be near the end, but in sound mind I make known this my last will and testament. My fishing room situated at Burnt Head I wrote to be kept for the use of the three sons. The dwelling house and store For the use of Thomas Frederick and Elias Abdid(?). My share of the cellar to be given to the above sons until such time as they shall have built a better one. The new stable for Thomas Frederick. The old stable for Elias Abdid. My land here in Burnt Head to be equally divided between Thomas Frederick and Elias Abdict(?). my money in the Savings Bank $350.00 Three hundred & fifty dollars I leave to my wife Susannah for her own and the children's use also I leave to her full charge of the cattle and all property whatsoever not mentioned in the above
(Signed) Elijah Bishop (LS) this 4th day of February 1905
In the presence of us
James H. Burke (Clerk in Holy Orders)   William Bishop.    Elijah Bishop

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Elijah Bishop
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
July 13/05
Admin cta
To Susannah
July 19/05
Wm. Bishop
Henry Bishop
Est. $750



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

This page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 22, 2002

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