Will of Thomas Cooper
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 187-189
probate year 1911
Thomas Cooper deceased.
I Thomas Cooper, Shop-keeper
a Fisherman of Irelands Eye in the Electoral District of Trinity, Newfoundland,
hereby make my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former
wills and dispositions of my property. I give and bequeath to my wife
my dwelling house and all the contents of the same to be for her sole
use during her widow hood and after her death the same to be for my son
Edward Joseph for his sole use. The moneys in my name in the banks is
not be withdrawn from the Bank, and I hereby bequeath the interest of
the said money to be given to my wife, while she remains a widow for
her maintenance and support. After the death of my wife I bequeath to
each of my sons the sum of four hundred dollars, namely, Henry,
James, Frederick, Lionel and Edward.
I desire that after my
death that my wife hold my bank books during her life time and after
her death for my son Edward to take charge of the same. I desire that
my son Edward will see his father and mother decently buried and that
he place a Head stone at each grave to their memory. I give and bequeath
my shop and contents to my wife for her use during her widowhood and
after her death I give the shop to my son Edward.
give the property now held by my sons Edward and Lionel to them for their
sole use, and all other my property as well as nets, seine, punts, stores,
stages, flakes, to be equally divided between Lionel and Edward,
my sons. If one brother leaves the settlement then he must give or sell
his part of the property to the brother which remains on the room in
no account is the property to be sold or left to any one outside my family.
I give and bequeath the straw arm chair to Edward, the
Parlor Organ to my granddaughter Effie, the large Bible
for Walter my own gun for Alexander.
I give and bequeath all my land at Snooks Harbour measured and granted
in my name, to my grandson Alexander. I give and bequeath
the sum of Forty dollars to the clergy Sustentation Fund of the Diocese
of Newfoundland I give and bequeath to my grandchildren, Alexander the
sum of Twenty Dollars, to Walter Henry Twenty dollars, Chesley and Thomas,
sons of my son Frederick, the sum of Twenty dollars
each I give and bequeath to my son Edward what monies
and stock may be left at the final dividing and settling up of this my
estate. I hereby appoint my son Edward
Joseph to be the executor of this my last will. Thomas
Eye, September 9th 1908 Witnessed by us
in our presence this ninth day of September 1908. Charles W.
Hollands, George Cooper
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Edw. Jos. Cooper