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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Henry Bishop


Will of Henry Bishop
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 381 probate year 1841

In re
     Henry Bishop       deceased.

In the name of God Amen the twenty third day of April 1838 I Henry Bishop of Island Cove, Planter, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect memory thanks be given unto Almighty God therefore calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my friends and relatives nothing doubting but that I will receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Joseph Bishop my dwelling house with all my household goods and moveable effects lands consisting of three gardens one half of a caplin seine a three oar boat my half of the fishing stage I possessed; with my pew in Island Cove Church, by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed on condition that he will support my dearly beloved wife his mother untill her death And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former wills testaments legacies and bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Henry his x mark Bishop (LS)
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Henry Bishop as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers I. Crossman.    Joseph his x mark Lynch (Senior)

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 13, 2003)

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