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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Albert Gosney



Will of Albert Gosney
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 512 probate year 1920

In re Albert Gosney       deceased

In the name of God Amen I Albert Gosney Black River Placantia Bay Nfld being in good bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory calling to mind the frailty and uncertainty of human life and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs and directing how the estate with which it has pleased God to bless me shall be disposed of after my decease while I have strength and capacity so do do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making null and void all other last wills and testaments by me heretofore made, and first I commend my immortal being to him who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried with little expense or ostentation by my executors hereinafter named and as to my wordly estate and all the property real personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit

My Will is that all my just debts and funeral charges shall by my executors hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient

I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Gosney all of my property viz my dwelling house furniture all my land also my money My money is in the Bank of Montreal St. John's Nfld and in the Bank of Savings in St. John's Nfld

I do nominate and appoint my beloved wife Sarah Gosney and Wm. Mitchell of Sound Island P. Bay to be the executors of this my last will and testament

in testimony in whereof I Alfard(?) Gosney have to this my last will and testament have subscribed my name and fixed my seal this 15 day of May one thousand nineten hundred & twenty
Albert his X mark Gosney
Witness Wm. Mitchell     Carrie Mitchell

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug. 28/30
Horwood CJ
Probate granted
Sarah Gosney
and Wm Mitchell
Sept. 6/20
Estate sworn
at $9386.25



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 13, 2002

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