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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George H. Bishop


Will of George H. Bishop
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 48 probate year 1917)

In re George H. Bishop       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me George H. Bishop of St. John's in the island of Newfoundland. Volunteer (?) I appoint Charles H. Emerson of St. John's aforesaid Registrar of the Supreme Court to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament. I direct that all my just debts funeral and Testamentary expenses to be first paid out of my estate. I give and bequeath unto my sister Olive Bishop the Newfoundland Government Debenture in the amount of $1,000.00 held by the Supreme Court for me. I give and bequeath unto my mother Mary E. Bulley the sum of five hundred dollars to be paid to her in Newfoundland Debentures or moneys held by the Supreme Court for me. I give and bequeath the rest residue and remainder of my estate to my sister Olive Bishop.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 16th day of May A.D. 1917- George H Bishop- signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Simon Butler, Charles H. Emerson

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec 10/17
Kent J.
Dec 11/17
to Charles
H. Emerson
sworn at



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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