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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Goss


Will of William Goss
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 198 probate year 1914.

In re
     William Goss       deceased.

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
in witness of I have set my hand and seal - William mark X Goss - Singed sealed Published pronounced and declared by the said William Goss as his last will and testament in the presences of us witness John Thorn X   Thomas Goss

Certified correct.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Feb. 20/14
C. J.
adm. C.t.a.
March 16/14
to Katherine
Robert Gosse
W.E. Besina(?)
sworn at



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 20, 2002)

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