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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
William Bishop

 

Will of William Bishop
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 246 probate year 1918

In re William Bishop       deceased

The last will and testament of William Bishop, Fisherman, Wesleyville, Bonavista Bay -May 2nd 1910:- Being of sound mind and memory, I do hereby make this my last will and testament as follows:-
1st. I do give and bequeath to my son, John Bishop the piece of land on which his present dwelling house now stands, to be his sole property.
2nd. I do give and bequeath to my youngest son, Jacob Bishop, my full share of the land, dwelling house and fishing room, now owned by me, to be his sole property. It is my express wish that all my sons shall contribute towards the support of my dear wife, their mother, Laura Bishop I do hereby make my sons George Bishop & Noah Bishop sole executors of this my last will and testament. Signed by me William Bishop in the presence of Albert A. Holmes     Abraham Stanford Wesleyville May 2nd 1900

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Nov. 22/18
CJ
Probate
Nov. 25/18
granted to
George
Bishop &
Noah
Bishop
Estate
sworn at
$350.00

 

 

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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller
Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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