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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Wm Soper


Will of George Wm. Soper
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 143 probate year 1918)

In re George Wm. Soper       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me George William Soper of Carbonear, Newfoundland I will devise and bequeath to my son, John Soper that piece or parcel of land situate and bounded as follows:- on the east by land owned and occupied by Levi Herald, on the west by John Herald's land and on the North by the Main Road. I will devise and bequeath to my wife, Emily Soper, all the remaining land by me possessed, together with all other erections thereon and household furniture, for her use and benefit during her lifetime, the said lands, together with all erections thereon and household furniture to be given to my daughter, May Soper Ash after my wife's death. Furthermore, I will devise and bequeath all monies possessed by me to my wife, Emily Soper, for her sole use and benefit. Furthermore, I nominate, constitute and appoint May Soper Ash of Carbonear Newfoundland Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of February A.D. 1914. George W. Soper

Signed by the said George William Soper, the Testator in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses Leonard Ash    William A. Nicholl

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
July 10/18
July 10/18
to May
Soper Ash
sworn at



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: September 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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