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Will of John Goss
Know all present that me John Goss of Spaniards Bay do give & bequeth to my son Bartholomew Gosse all my right & titel of land property belonging to me in the said Spaniards Bay to be his hand his hieres for ever after my decease what I cleard out of the woods with a dwelling house hand seler hand all that apertaineth to it is to be his & theres for Ever both on the north & south of the road his to be his & thiers For Ever no person or persons his to have no claim only those that I do frankly hand freely give hand bequete it to Now this my last deed & testament in my sober hand solid senses I do make allso all the rest of the family I do cut of to a shilling Giving under my hand this the elevent day of Febuary in the year of our Lord 1874 the said John Goss his X mark Witness William Gosse, Witness, George Noseworthy his X mark
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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