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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Goodchild from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 421-422
probate year 1898
Last will and Testament of
William Goodchild of Clarke’s Beach
Reformed Church of England Clergyman
Last will and Testament of Rev.
William Goodchild. I William Goodchild of Clarks Beach in the District
of Port de Grave Newfoundland Clergyman, being of sound disposing mind
and memory do make and publish this as my last will and Testament, hereby
revoking all former wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore at
any time by me made. I hereby appoint my brother-in-law John
Alexander Miles of Open Hall, Bonavista Bay to be the sole Executor
of my will. I hereby direct my said Executor to pay all my just debts
funeral and testamentary expenses as soon as possible after my decease
I hereby bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Goodchild my house known as Vermont
Villa with all out houses and surroundings together with the farm and
Grove attached known as Vermont Farm all situate on the road at present
known as the Glam Road in Clarks Beach during the term of her natural
life and after her decease to my son Frederick William Wiltshire
I hereby devise and bequeath to my youngest
son Bertram Ussher Goodchild that piece and parcel of land situate on
the Glam Road and known as Brookdale when he shall attain the age of
21 years till that time it shall remain in the care of my wife If however
he should die before being able to claim it the said Brookdale shall
then revert to his elder brother Frederick William Wiltshire
Goodchild to be claimed by him at the age of 21 years. I also devise and bequeath
to my wife Elizabeth Goodchild all the furnishing utensils to in or about
the house Also all farming implements of whatsoever kind or quality that
shall be in my possession at time of my decease and all animals vehicles
etc which are my lawful property to be hers for the use and benefit of
herself and children and after her decease all to revert to my eldest
son Frederick William Wiltshire Goodchild
Further I hereby authorize my Executor
to draw in my name from the Bank of Montreal or other Banks where my
money may be lodged any amounts that be found in their keeping at time
of my death and to hand over the same to my wife. In witness whereto
I have hereby set my hand this 29th day of May 1897. (Sgd) William
Goodchild (LS) Signed and Sealed in presence of (sgd) John
A. Miles. (Sgd) John
his X mark Bartlett. Signed by each witness in my presence and in presence
of each other.
This is to certify that since making the above will and Testament I
have acquired that piece and parcel of land stretching from the
Southern boundary of Vermont Farm to the road known as Snows
Road. This said piece of land I hereby bequeath to my two sons Frederick
and Bertram to be divided equally between them, the boundary
line to run north and south from Vermont Farm to Snows Road
when they attain the age of 21 years. If either die before that time
the whole is to be retained by the survivor. In witness whereof I have
hereby set my hand and Seal this 2nd day
of December 1897. (Sgd) William Goodchild (LS) Signed and Sealed
in presence of (Sgd) John A. Miles. (Sgd) John
his X mark Bartlett.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and
Testament and codicil of William Goodchild deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
John A. Miles
May 31: 1898
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