Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of Henry Hawkins from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 20-21 probate year 1879
Henry Hawkins deceased.
I Henry Hawkins of St. John’s Newfoundland late Sergeant in the Royal Newfoundland Companies being of sound mind thus publish and declare my last will and testament Revoking and annulling all former dispositions of my property I give and bequeath to my grandaughter Mary Emily Cook wife of James Cook all the right title and term of years to come and unexpired in the dwelling house and land called “Woodbine Cottage” in St. John’s aforesaid together with all my household furniture and other effects to her sole and separate use free from all control debts and encumbrances of her husband It is my will and desire that my grandaughter shall have one or more Masses offered for the repose of my soul and that of my late wife and this request I entrust her to carry out most religiously. I appoint my young friend Mr. George R. Lilly as executor of this my last will and testament. Dated this fourteenth day of December A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy six. H. Hawkins. Signed acknowledged and declared by the said Henry Hawkins as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who being present at the same time in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Robt. R. W. Lilly. Fred R. Lilly. Frank D. Lilly.