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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Hippisley


Will of James Hippisley
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 255 & 256 probate year 1837

In re
     James Hippisley       deceased.

In the name of God Amen I James Hippisley at present of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Gentleman but now about to depart upon a voyage to Great Britain remembering the brevity and uncertainty of human life and duly considering the perils and dangers to which I may be exposed upon my said intended voyage, revoking all others do make and declare this my last will and testament. My just debts and funeral expenses if any being first paid and borne in equal proportions by the legatees named in this my will and testament I give and bequeath as follows, namely. Out of certain monies in Bills of Exchange the seconds whereof I leave in the hands of my attorney and executor George Hippisley of Harbor Grace aforesaid Gentleman amounting to the sum of two hundred and thirty eight pounds sterling I give and bequeath to my beloved sister Susanna Westley wife of John Cyrus Westley of London one hundred pounds sterling To my brother George Hippisley my attorney and executor aforesaid fifty pounds sterling To Louisa Hippisley wife of George Hippisley aforesaid Fifty pounds sterling and to my brother Charles Hippisley of Bristol Thirty eight pounds sterling. To my sister Susannah Westley aforesaid I also give and bequeath all the monies and deposits now standing in my name and at present owned by me in the Bristol Savings Bank together with all interest due and arising thereupon. To Louisa Hippisley aforesaid I also give and bequeath all my household furniture now remaining at Harbor Grace and to my aforesaid brother George Hippisley all my right title and interest in the Boat Hope of which I am the registered owner also all my right title and interest in the Packet Express being one five pound share or one twentieth part thereof together with all debts due and owing to me my books of account wearing apparel Gun Books and all other my monies goods lands chattels and estate real as well as personal whatsoever and wheresoever not otherwise disposed of in this my last will and testament. Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my brother George Hippisley of Harbor Grace Gentleman aforesaid the sole executor of this my last will and testament. James Hippisley (LS)
Signed seal'd and declared by James Hippisley of Harbor Grace Gentleman as his last will and testament this second day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty three in presence of us Josiah Parkin.   John Munn.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 10, 2003)

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