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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Alfred Goss


Will of Alfred Goss
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 79 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Alfred Goss       deceased.

In the name of God Amen in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six. This my last will and Testament with my perfect senses about me I bequeath to my son Alfred Goss half my house and the other half to my three daughters if they require it and I bequeath to my son Alfred Goss all that piece of land what we call French Mans Ridge and my fishing room and gear and if my son James comes home he can take him as a partner and I bequeath to my son James that piece of ground where his house is on the hill I bequeath to my three daughters that piece of land what I bought from James Ryan to go to the mothers and girls support if they require it if not my son Alfred can have it like all the rest I bequeath to my wife and three daughters that piece of land on Flat Rock Road and if they don't require it my son Alfred can have it with the rest I bequeath to my son Thomas half Watson Pond ridge and the other half to my son James and if James don't want it it is to go to my son David Samuel while the father or mother lives they may hold possession while alive My son Alfred have to look after my grand daughter Mary Ellen Lawlor untill she settled. Alfred Goss. Signed Sealed Witness John Bolger    Peter his x mark Martin February 20th 1906

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Alfred Goss deceased
End DMB      D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
W. H. Horwood
Oct. 22/06
adms. c.t.a.
granted to
Bridget Goss
on the 23rd
day of October
1906. Value
of Est. $600.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 16, 2002)

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