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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Soper
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 372 probate year 1923
In re WILLIAM SOPER. DECEASED.
Nov 1 1922
In the name of God Amen
I William Soper of Hants Harbor fisherman Being sick and weake in Body But sound in mind thank God do make this my last will and testament concerning my little estate that God has Blessed me with
I give to my son frank my Cod trap and all my fishing tackling Engin and Boats and the new fishing Premises from East to West the new store that is Build on the old Room frank has to take down and Build on his new fishing Room
all the old fishing Room that was my fathers that I possed I leave and give to my son Louis
I wish for my son Louis to Be master in running the fishery as long as he lives with my son frank
the trap fish has to go into four shares namely one share for Frank and one share for his mother and one share for Louis and one share for Charley Louises son
it is my wish and desire that my two sons Louis and frank should live together in love and help Each other in the Battle of life
Signed and Sealed this 17th day of November 1922 WILLIAM SOPER
P S it is my wish and desire that my own Brother John shall be the Exector of this my last will and testament
Witnessed WILLIAM SOPER Peter Tuck John Soper
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 15/23
to John Soper
|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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