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Will of James Toop Senior from Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 520-521 probate year 1890
Last will and Testament
This is the last will and testament of me James Toop of Irelands Eye Trinity Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, being sound in mind but weak in body which I do make as follows. To my daughter Harriet Elizabeth Short, wife of John Short of Hants Harbour Planter I do bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars. To my daughter Mary Arabella Cooper, wife of Thomas Cooper of Irelands Eye, Planter I do bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars. To my grandson James Andrew Toop son of James Toop Junior of Irelands Eye Fisherman I do bequeath the sum of four hundred dollars. To my grandson Matthias William Toop son of the aforesaid James Toop I do bequeath the sum of ninety nine dollars. The above sums of money amounting to eight hundred and ninety nine dollars are in the savings Bank at St. John's. To my son James Toop aforesaid I do bequeath the sum of twelve hundred dollars, which amount is held by the Union Bank at St. John's. All the money or these moneys aforementioned to remain intact until the decease of my wife Sarah Toop who shall be entitled to all interest accruing therefrom as long as she will live. To my son James Toop aforesaid I do assign and bequeath all my fishing room, stages flakes boats nets hooks lines & craft of every description, and all my guns. To my said son James Toop and his male children all my land within and without the Island or Harbour of Irelands Eye I do bequeath, except the portion of land & the dwelling thereupon which belonged to & was occupied by my deceased son Matthais which I do assign to my daughter in law Margaret Toop, widow of the said Matthias & her daughter as long as she remain a widow, and until the daughter marry after which the said portion of land & dwelling shall become the property of my grandson, Matthias William, son of James Toop aforesaid. I do hereby appoint my son James Toop and the Reverend Henry C. H. Johnson clerk in Holy Orders, my executors, and I do declare this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said James Toop, the testator have made my mark and affixed by seal this 26th day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty four the aforesaid will having been first read over and explained in the presence of James Toop the Testator, the undersigned witnesses Eli Toop & Henry Cooper being also then and there present. James Toop his x mark (L.S.) Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Toop the Testator as, & for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names, as witnesses attesting the same due execution thereof at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other this twenty sixth day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty four Eli Toop Henry Cooper
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