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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
Jacob Bishop

 

Will of Jacob Bishop
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 487-488 probate year 1899

Last will and Testament of
Jacob Bishop of Petty Harbor
Retired Schoolmaster deceased

      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.

  1. I give devise and bequeath to my three Grandchildren, daughters of the late John Bishop, namely Mabel, Ida & Hetty Bishop the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid at my death.
  2. I give demise and bequeath to my daughter in law Katie Bishop, wife of Henry J. W. Bishop the sum of fifty dollars to be paid at my death.
  3. I give demise and bequeath to my five Grandchildren, namely Mary Elizabeth George Hubert, David Charles, Annie Dorrity, and John Ernest Bishop children of Henry and Katie Bishop the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid at my death, which amount I desire my Executors to deposit in the Savings Bank for them until they come of age and to receive the same with interest thereon.
  4. I give demise and bequeath to my grandson George Hubert Bishop my silver watch.
  5. I further will that my Executors deposit in the Savings Bank of Newfoundland at my death the sum of Two hundred dollars, which sum shall be under the control of Henry J. W. Bishop for the education of his children.
  6. I give demise and bequeath to my two sons, namely, George H. Bishop and Henry J. W. Bishop all monies remaining after the aforesaid has been paid to be divided between them share and share alike.

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
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
D. Morison
J.
Probate
granted to
Hy J W Bishop
one of Exors
Dated
Ap 19: 1899
Estate
sworn under
$1100.00

 

 

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

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