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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Thomas Godden
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 436-437
probate year 1912
Thomas Godden deceased.
Will. Testamentum I Thos. Godden Clerk in holy orders do hereby make my will toward the deposition of
my few effects & money wh may be at my demise to my credit or in
my name in the Bank of Montreal in St. John’s, my Bank Book No
1380 showing to my credit this year $1419.69 & what may be to my
currant acct in the Bank. I bequeath to my wife my name changed to hers & to
be left in the Bank for her maintenance & education of our son Jsoeph Not
to be drawn for speculation or any other purpose And my household effects
I wish her to have to hold or dispose of as it may suit best her circumstances.
If my cheque shd come fr. National Trust Co Toronto, shortly after my
demise I wish it to be returned to either of my sons in Canada.
bit of property conveyed by the family to me situated at H. Grace & bounded
as follows north by Water St. East by land of late Jos. Godden - & south
by waters of the harbour & west
by graham’s lot. I wish my son Joseph to
have & to hold & to
sell for his benefit if possible. The Scrip of the waters co. in my name
I give to my wife to be classed with what I gave her. The papers of “Trust” between
my sons in Canada & myself. I wish to be returned to my son C.
P. Godden Esq. 154 King St. Toronto East Canada. I wd. Kindly
L. R. Godden & Mr John C. Oke of St. John’s to carry
out these my wishes as executors for the comfort & well being of
my dear wife & son.
My funeral expenses to be paid by my wife out of money in her name in
P. O. Saving Bank H. Grace written & signed by me in sound mind & senses
in presence of Thos. Godden witnesses George
V. Davis Margaret Davis H.
Grace Jan 13th 1911
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Leo R. Godden
Jno. C. Oke
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