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Will of Jacob Bishop
Last will and Testament of
This is the last will and Testament of me Jacob Bishop of Petty Harbour retired school-master in the central district of St. John’s West. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life. I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. I first desire that my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid and discharged. I give devise and bequeath to my son Henry J. W. Bishop his heirs and assigns that piece and parcel of land adjoining his house at Petty Harbour. Also that piece or parcel of land on which the Temperance Hall is built and situate at Petty Harbour aforesaid, together with my books and chattels whatsoever I may possess at the time of my death.
I appoint my two sons George W. Bishop and Henry J. W. Bishop of Petty Harbour Executors of this my last will and Testament. Signed Sealed and declared by me as and for my last will and Testament this seventh day of November A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight (sgd) Jacob Bishop (LS) Signed Sealed and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses. (Sgd) Thomas Whitten. (Sgd) John Hillier
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Jacob Bishop deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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