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Judy Benson
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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Cooper



Will of George Cooper
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 485 & 486 probate year 1905

In re estate of George Cooper       deceased

In the name of God Amen. I George Cooper being of sound mind and in possession of all my faculties do now make my last will and testament as follows.

  1. I do give and bequeath my property consisting of the upper cabbage garden and fishing property to my three sons - Nehemiah, Joseph, & Edward to be equally divided among them; and all the remainder of my property to Edward & Joseph to be equally divided between them. I do also appoint that my son Nehemiah shall not sell nor give his portion nor any part of it to anyone outside of the family.
  2. I do also appoint Peter Duggan to be my executor.

Witness my hand this the first day of December 1903 George Cooper his X mark    Witnesses James Nurse     Michael Ellmore his X mark     Absalom Thistle

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of George Cooper deceased.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
May 19/05
Emerson J.
Probate granted
on the 19th day
of May A.D.
1905 to Robert



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 10, 2002

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