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Will of Willie Hopkins
In re Willis Hopkins deceased
I, Willis Hopkins, of Heart's Content, newfoundland, Fisherman, do make and publish this, my last will and testament. I hereby give, bequeath and transfer all my property, real, personal or otherwise, to my wife Charlotte Hopkins, as long as she shall live, and at her death, the aforesaid property is to be equally divided between John Piercey and his son William Piercey, to and for their own absolute use and benefit forever. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fourth day of April, A.D. 1907.
Willis his X mark Hopkins
(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. |
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