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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Thomas Goddard
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 317 probate
Thomas Goddard deceased.
I Thomas Goddard of Burin Newfoundland
planter, being of sound mind & memory do make this my last will & Testament
in manner & form following. That is to say
1st I give & bequeath
to my beloved wife Mary Ann, my dwelling house, with all land & cattle
owned by me during the term of her natural life, and after which the two
lots of land now in my possession & dwelling House to be the property
of my two sons Will & Gabriel. The land to be equally divided between
them, also the House except in case a house be built for Gabriel when the
one now occupied by me shall become the property of William.
My son Gabriel to have one cow and two sheep as his share of the cattle also
half the cow House. The Fishing Room viz stage, flake & store with
all appertaining thereto, also the schr. “Lily” with all her
gear I give & bequeath to my son William on condition that my wife & self
be supported by these my two sons during our lives. In witness whereoff
I hereunto set my seal & hand this 27th day of March Anno Domino, one
thousand eight hundred and ninety six Thomas his X mark Goddard (LS) Witness
Geo. M Goddard E. F. Bradley
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Aug. 20. 07
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