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 William Hooper from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 134-135 probate year 1881
William Hooper deceased.|
In the name of God Amen. I William Hooper of Burin in the Southern District of the Island of Newfoundland Stipendiary Magistrate being of sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say- I give and bequeath unto my wife Ellen Hooper the whole of my property whether the same be landed personal or real of which I may die possessed including all the property now owned by me situated on the north side of Burin Harbour and which also embraces that portion of land on which the dwelling house at present in the occupancy of Doctor Rowe now stands, which dwelling house is occupied by the said Doctor Rowe as a tenant at will for and during the period of his natural life and that of his wife Teresa after their demise to be yielded up peaceably and quietly to my occupancy or that of my heirs and executors- Together with the dwelling house which I am now building and all other erections which may be placed on said property to hold the same to my said wife her heirs and assigns for ever, and of this my will I appoint Francis Moran of Burin aforesaid M.D. and Richard Marshall also of Burin Merchant my executors, hereby revoking all former wills, I declare this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal at burin aforesaid this twelfth day of June one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. Willm Hooper (LS) Signed sealed and delivered by the said testator in presence of Richard Phippard. John Hooper.