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Will of Emily Jane Hopkins
This is the last will and testament of me Emily Jane Hopkins widow of the late Elial Hopkins of Hearts Content I give and bequeath to my daughter Miriam Harnham my bed bedding and bedroom furniture contained in my own bedroom my china tea set my wedding ring and one knitted quilt. I give and bequeath to my son Moses Moore Hopkins the old Cottage land both in front and rear also the stable workshop land and garden adjoining I give and bequeath to my daughter in law Caroline Mary Hopkins my self rocker leather covered chair and my walnut drawing room table. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Vera Edna Hopkins my sewing machine and my gold brooch. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Alice Graham Farnham my workbox and the sum of ten dollars out of any money I may leave I wish her to purchase some little token in memory of me out of this ten dollars. I wish my funeral expenses to be paid and a suitable tombstone to be purchased and erected to my memory to be taken out of any money I may leave and the remainder of any money left by me I wish and direct it to be divided between Miriam Farnham and my son Moses Moore Hopkins one third of the amount to go to my daughter Miriam Farnham and two thirds of the amount to my son Moses Moore Hopkins. I give and bequeath to my son Moses Moore Hopkins all the rest of my property of every description not herein bequeathed. I do hereby appoint my son Moses Moore Hopkins and my brother in law Adam R. Martin executors to this my last will and testament. Witness my hand at Hearts Convent Newfoundland this 13th day of April one thousand nine hundred and eleven Emily Jane Hopkins (LS) Signed published and declared by said testatrix for her last will and testament in our presence and in the presence of each other all present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this the 13th day of April one thousand nine hundred and eleven. Archibald Farnham, Geo Fredk Moore
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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