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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Gosse


Will of Robert Gosse from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 589-590 probate year 1900

Last will and Testament of
Robert Gosse of Spaniard’s Bay N.D.
Planter deceased

      In the name of God Amen. I Robert Gosse Planter in the Harbor of Spaniard’s Bay in Conception Bay Newfoundland being of perfect mind and memory of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principlely and first of all I give to Eliza my beloved wife sixteen hundred dollars with my dwelling house and all outhouses with all my land and all my furniture and cattal to be hers during her natural life providing always that she hold the name of the late Robert Gosse of Robert widow but immediately after marriage or death the aforesaid money and property is to become my two sons namely George Alexander Gosse and Martin Gosse to be equally divided between them the western part of said land to be George A. Gosse and the Eastern part with dwelling house & outhouses on said land situated at North side of main line of Rode with half the said land at see side and half store that is now on said land the other half to be my son George A. Gosse the store and waterside to be for both their use.
I give to my two sons George A. Goss and Martin Gosse all the money that is left after paying all bills should there be any to be equally divided between them I also give them all my fishing property and schooner here at Spaniards Bay and at Horse Harbor Labrador to be equally divided between them both. If my wife should remain the widow of the late Robert Gosse of Robert she might make a will and give or money to either of her two sons namely George A. Gosse or Martin Gosse I will not control her in that part but the land is to be equally divided between them both.
And this being my last will and testament all the above named shall be guided and directed by my three Executors namely George A. Gosse & Martin Gosse & John Sheppard of John     I hereby set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven Signed sealed by the said Robert Gosse as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have herewith subscribed our names. Signed and sealed by the said Robert Gosse. Witness. (Sgd) Geo A. Gosse. (Sgd) Martin Gosse. (Sgd) Robert Gosse

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Robert Gosse deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos. I. Little
C. J.
granted to
Geo. A. Gosse
M. Gosse &
John Sheppard
the Exors
sworn under
May 5 1900



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