Will of Edward Gaul
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 page 338 probate
Edward Gaul deceased.
In the name of God, Amen. This
is the last will and testament of me Edward Gaul, of Topsail Road, in
the electoral district of St. John’s West, Farmer.
It is my will and desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary
expenses be first paid.
Secondly. I give, devise and bequeath
to my daughter Mary, wife of Michael Aylward,
all my farm and lands, with the dwelling house, barn, outhouses and all
other erections thereon and the appurtenance; also the furniture in the
said house, and all farming utensils in connection with the said farm
for her sole use and benefit, to be disposed of by her at her death or
otherwise as she may think best.
Lastly. I hereby appoint my friend John
Holden executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all
other and former wills that may have been made by me. In witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand at St. John’s this eighth day of August
A.D. 1911 Edward his x mark Gaul.
Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament, in
the presence of us, who, in his presence, at his request, and in the
presence of each other, have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses
Having been first read over and explained John
Holden F. J. Morris
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)