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Will of William Goss
In the name of God Amen the sevent day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand nine hundred & four I William Goss of Torbay In the central district of the Island of Newfoundland being very sick and weak of body but perfect in mind and memory thanks be giving unto God for it do make and publish this my last will and testament that is to say I will and bequet to my son James Goss my dwelling hous out houses and land cows and horse and farming utensils and fishing room he to let my daughter Ann have room in hous untill such time as she can better herself I hereby utterly revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments and conferring this and no other to be my last will and testament
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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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