Will of George Soper
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 171-172
probate year 1910
George Soper deceased.
By the Grace of God. Amen I George
Soper of Newfoundland living on the South Side of Carbonear,
Newfoundland. This 4th day of June, in the year of our Lord
one thousand nine hundred and two. Declare this to be my last will and
testament, and that I have good right, and full power to do with what
I possess such as Lands, Dwelling houses, floating craft, and fishing
utensils, being engaged in the fishery business all my life.
I give and
devise to my oldest son Wm Henry, all my part of the floating craft,
fishing traps, seines, and all the fishing gear, both here and on the
Labrador, Cape Charles, together with the Labrador Room, and other buildings,
connected with the firm here at Carbonear to him his heirs executors,
and administrators their use and behoof forever,
My real personal
property. I bequeath as follows, my dwelling house, and front cabbage
garden, flower garden to the west, to my grand son George E Soper, who
will come in possession of the same at the age of twenty one years, and
to hold the same forever. Until that time, the said property to be held
by Wm. Henry who is to receive all interest in the same
until that time.
I give and devise to my oldest Daughter Sarah Ann the
store, together with one fourth part of the Land, known as Wells place.
I give and devise to my Daughter Aseneth the field opposite
dwelling house, South of Railway track. I also give and bequeath, to
my oldest son Wm Henry all the land north, and south
of his own dwelling house including the land nearest the water, other
then land already mentioned also stable and cabbage garden, and the potato
garden, East of dwelling house, I do now nominate and appoint my oldest
son Wm. Henry, to be the
sole executor, of this my last will and testament, whereof I the testator
have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of June in the year of our
Lord one thousand nine hundred and two. George Soper.
Signed, published, and declared, by the said George Soper,
to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence,
at his request, and in the presence of each other, hereunto subscribed
our names this 4th day of June 1902 witness Jas P.
Guy Hugh Cameron.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)