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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Charles Hopkins


Will of Charles Hopkins
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 180 probate year 1918

In re Charles Hopkins       deceased

I Charles Hopkins of Hearts Content N.f.l.d. being of sound & disposing mind Memory do make this my last will & Testament. I bequeath to my two sons John Charles       Selby Hopkins the "Cabbage Garden" on which the old house stood, to be equally divided between them. I bequeath to my son Alexander Hopkins the "New House" together with the Garden in which it is built. The house in which I now live [formerly occupied by my deceased son Edgar] - I bequeath to my granddaughter Bessie Hopkins said House is never to be sold or moved from its present position, without first consulting my son John Charles Hopkins. The land which I own on the Carbonear Road is to be equally divided between my three sons John Chas. Hopkins, Selby Hopkins, & Alexander Hopkins, - Selby Hopkins to have his choice of either a lot of such division. My "Water Side premises" measuring 30 feet wide is to be used by one, or all of my sons, as they should require it. My "Household Effects" I leave to my wife Elizabeth Hopkins, who can do what she pleases with it. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 8th day of October, one thousand nine hundred & three. - Charles Hopkins - witness Gadeu(?) Randall     Ambrose M. Young

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Sept. 12/18
Johnson J.
adm cta
Sept 17/18
to James
A. Moore
Mark (?)



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.

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REVISED: October 9, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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