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Will of Eliah Hopkins
In re Eliah Hopkins deceased
This is the last Will and Testament of me Eliah Hopkins of Hearts Content, Mailman. I give and bequeath the house lately occupied by the Rev. H.K. Woodward with the gardens and passageways outhouses to my wife Emily Jane Hopkins for her lifetime after her death to my son Moses Moore Hopkins and if he should die without leaving a male heir or should none of his sons attain the age of twenty one years it shall go to my daughter Miriam Farnshaw and her eldest son. I give and bequeath to my wife Emily Jane Hopkins the land belonging to the old cottage both in front and rear. I give and bequeath to my son Moses Moore Hopkins half of the garden near the church. My waterside premises, my interest in stage owned between my brother Thomas and myself my land situated on the Carbonear Road in addition to the interest left him in first part of the Will. I give and bequeath to my daughter Miriam Farnshaw half of the garden near the church in addition to the interest left to her in the first part of the Will. I give and bequeath my watch to my grandson William Farnshaw. I give and bequeath to my wife Emily Jane Hopkins all the rest of my property of every description not herein bequeathed. I do hereby appoint my wife Emily Jane Hopkins and my son Moses Moore Hopkins executors to this my last will and testament. Witness my hand at Hearts Content this 17th day of January one thousand nine hundred and one. Eliah Hopkins. Signed Published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other all present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the 17th day of January one thousand nine hundred and one Adam R. Martin William H. Hopkins
Correct Charles H. Emerson
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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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