IN RE: 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
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