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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Henry Bishop
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 474-475
probate year 1912
Henry Bishop deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me Henry Bishop of Burnt Head in the Electoral District
of Port-de-Grave Planter.
First I give devise and bequeath unto my wife,
Jane Bishop, all and singular my lands property monies
chattels and effects of every description to hold the same for her sole
use and benefit during the term of her natural life.
Second after the
death of my said wife I give devise and bequeath unto my son Henry
John all and singular the land upon which my Dwelling House, outhouse and
stable are built including the land used in connection therewith to hold
the same absolutely and for ever - Subject however to the condition that
he will make due provision for the maintenance and support of my daughter
Fanny Jane during the time she shall remain, unmarried
and desire to remain in the said House
Third I give and bequeath unto
my son Elijah all and singular the land known as the
small meadow situate in the rear of the stable after the death of my
Fourth. I give and bequeath unto my three sons, Solomon Elijah and Henry
John and to my daughter Fanny Jane after the
death of my said wife all and singular my land on the back or to the
south ward of my House, to hold the same equally between them.
that I may die possessed of are to be used by my wife as she may require
the same for her maintenance and support and the balance if any, is to
be equally divided between my said four children.
I nominate and
appoint my son Henry John as the sole Executor of this my said will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John’s in
the Island of Newfoundland this fourth day of January Anno Domini one
thousand nine hundred and ten - Henry Bishop - Signed
published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will
and Testament in the presence of us who present at the same time, in
his presence and in the presence of each and at his request have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses Isabel Gamber J. A. Clift Solr.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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