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Will of George Goff
In the name of God Amen. I George Goff of Gotsett in the Parish of Fountain bridge in the county of Hampshire but at present residing at Portugal Cove in Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Dealer do make this my last will & testament. First I give and bequeath to Peter Weston Carter Esquire in trust for my daughter Elizabeth wife of Thomas Blackler all my real & personal estate of which I may die possessed of in Newfoundland to be charged with the support maintenance & every necessary comfort my wife Mary may require & be consistent with the executors hereafter named and after the decease of my said wife the whole of my real & personal estate shall be vested & be under the controul of the said Peter Weston Carter for the benefit of my said daughter and her children or any other child or children of her issue & after the death of my said daughter the interest of my real & personal estate shall be divided share & share alike amongst the children of my said daughter & upon the demise of any child or children of my said daughter without issue then such share or interest shall devolve to the survivors share & share alike. And I do hereby appoint John Curtis & Geo. Lilly Executors of this my last will & testament. Dated at Portugal Cove the thirteenth of December one thousand eight hundred & thirty four- Geo his x mark Goff (LS) Signed sealed published & declared by George Goff as his last will & testament in presence of Thomas Somerton. Susanna Guswell.
|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. |
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