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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William S. Godden


Will of William S. Godden
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 562 probate year 1921

In re William S. Godden       deceased

I William S. Godden, Baggage Master, of St. John's, Newfoundland being of sound mind do hereby make this my last Will and Testament. To my wife Jane I do hereby will and bequeath all my worldly estate consisting of cash in Bank of Montreal, Cash in hand, and household effects and any house or property which I may at the time of my death own or have an interest in, as long as she do not remarry but should she remarry, than all the beforementioned cash, household effects, and Property, I will and bequeath to my daughter Margaret, that my wife Jane may have in her possession remaining from the said cash, and household effects and property, and should my wife Jane predecease me than to my daughter Margaret I do hereby will and bequeath all the before mentioned cash, household effects, and property and in case I should die before my wife Jane I hereby empower her to act as my attorney to withdraw from the said Bank any or all monies that I may have to my credit at the said Bank, or any other Bank, and further should my wife predecease me than to my daughter Margaret I hereby give the same power, that is to say, to give her the said daughter Margaret full power to withdraw any or all monies from the said Bank or any other Bank.
Signed and witnessed at St. John's Newfoundland this third day of January one thousand nine hundred and fourteen W. S. Godden. Witness Kenneth Oakely.

N.B. At the former date of signing the second witness not being procurable I the said Wm. S. Godden hereby confirm what is herein written and do hereby sign this the second signature at St. John's Nfld this twenty first day of May one thousand nine hundred and fourteen W.S. Godden
Witnessed at St. John's this twenty first day of May one thousand nine hundred and fourteen Kenneth Oakely    P. N. Skirving.

Codicil: I William S. Godden of St. John's doth this eighth day of may one thousand nine hundred and twenty being of sound mind hereby make this Codicil to my last will and Testament, dated the third day of January one thousand nine hundred and fourteen and resigned before a further witness on the Twenty first of May one thousand nine hundred & fourteen That should my wife Jane require to sell the house and property for her self support, I hereby give her full power and authority to do so. Signed W.S. Godden.
witnesses at St. John's this eighth day of may one thousand nine hundred and twenty. Kenneth Oakely    Llewellyn White.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 30/20
Kent J.
adm. c.t.a. granted
to Jane Godden
Jan 6/21
Estate sworn
at $1900.00



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 25, 2002

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