Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be
some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 516 probate year 1905.
Will of Joseph Hopkins|
In re: JOSEPH R. HOPKINS. DECEASED.
This is the last will and testament of me Joseph R. Hopkins of Hearts Content.
First I devise and bequeath to my wife Laura Isabel Hopkins the policy in the Independent Order of Foresters on my life for her to use according to her discretion for her own and my child Leslie’s support
Second I devise and bequeath to my wife Laura Isabel Hopkins and my sister Jessie H. Hopkins the proceeds of my policy in the New York Mutual Insurance Co. in trust to use for the support of my son Robert Nelson Hopkins and my daughter Barbara Hopkins and I hereby authorize them to pay out of the proceeds of said policy to Me per M.A. Rabbitts and William Hentaford any money they may have paid for me on account of said policy.
Third I direct that the expenditure and application of proceeds mentioned in the second paragraph of this will is wholly discretion with the parties therein named and they will not be liable for any error of judgment but only for wilful default or malfeasance in the expenditure of said proceeds.
Fourth I devise and bequeath to my son Robert Nelson Hopkins my watch and chain and my album.
Fifth I devise and bequeath to my daughter Barbara Hopkins my ring her mothers picture also bed and bedding.
Sixth I devise and bequeath to my son Leslie Oldford Hopkins my dictionary (four volumes)
Seventh I devise and bequeath to my sister Jessie H. Hopkins my mothers picture.
Eight I appoint my brothers William A. Hopkins and Alfred S. Hopkins as executors to this my last will and testament.
Witness my hand at Hearts Content this 29th day of June AD. One thousand nine hundred and five
Joseph R. Hopkins.
Signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence and who in his presence and the presence of each other all present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
A. R. Martin S.S. Stantaford. Witness.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Joseph R. Hopkins
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Wm. A. Hopkins
Alfred S. Hopkins
©Judy Benson, Ivy Benoit and NL GenWeb