Will of Francais Gaugin
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 586-587 probate year
In re Francais Gaugin deceased.
In the name of God
I Francais Gaugin, fisherman of Corner Brook, and
of sound mind declare this document which I subscribe in the presence
of witnesses to be my last will and Testament.
- I give and bequeath to my son Abraham
Gaugin the house in which I live, and all the land owned
by me at the present moment to wit the block of land bounded
by the beach on the west and the main road on the East - that
part being excluded which I have already given to my son James
- The larger store and the beach shall be the common property of
my four sons collectively viz Joseph Gaugin, John Gaugin,
James Gaugin and Abraham Gaugin, and
the smaller store shall belong and is herewith bequested to Jas
Gaugin and Abraham Gaugin to be the common
property of both collectively.
In Testimony of the above I herewith sign (Sgd) Francais
Gaugin my name this 30th day of January 1901. Witnesses
Rev Andrew Sears, Patrick Prat
Codicil to the above will.
Whereas, I Francais Gaugin, did on the thirtieth day of January one
thousand nine hundred and one, make my last will and Testament, I
do now by this writing add this Codicil to my said will, to be taken
as part thereof. I give devise and bequeath to Margaret Gaugin one
dollar in cash. I give devise and bequeath to Mary Gaugin one dollar
in cash. I give devise and bequeath to Agnes Gaugin one dollar in
cash. I give devise and bequeath to Esther one dollar
in cash. I also give devise and bequeath all that parcel or plot
of land and containing fifty acres unto Abraham Gaugin and James
Gaugin each to have twenty five acres each. The said fifty acres
containing the following boundaries on the north east bounded by
land owned by Joseph Gushue, on the south west bound by land owned
by Charles P. Farrell on the south East bounded by Philip
Chevalier land on north west bounded by land owned by Redmund
McCarty. In witness
whereof I hereunto place my hand and seal this fourth day of February
nineteen hundred and sixteen (Sgd) Francais Gaugin his name (LS).
Signed sealed published and declared to us by the Testator Francais
Gaugin as and for a Codicil to be fixed to his last will and testament
and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of
each other affixed our names as witnesses thereto, at the date
thereof Franklin Fisher, Brigham Fisher.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)