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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Gould Sr.


Will of James Gould Sr.
died 11 August 1831 from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 136 probate year 1831.

In re
     James Gould Sr.       deceased.

This will is made the thirteenth day of June in year of our Lord God one thousand eight hundred and thirty one I bequeath half my ground and half the new dwelling house to my son James Gould Junior on condition, he is bound to support his mother and the children while she lives and to keep the ground and fence in perfect order the ground is never to be measured while Catherine Gould the wife of the foresaid James Gould Senior lives they are to aid and assist each other without any disturbance or contradiction in cultivating the ground what ever produce or this ground is to be speard the foresaid Catherine Gould is to have the disposhiel of it no other but her if any axcidence should happen the foresaid James Gould Junr by death his wife is to hold his part while she remains unmarried and if she do get married she is to be dispossest of and given to the children of the foresaid James Gould Junior if Michl Gould the son of the foresaid James Gould Sainior to have the ground of setting one or two barrels of Potatoes before his mothers death if required and after his mothers death he is authorized to have the part of the property that his mother holds and to distribute it to his sisters as he thinks proper What eaver ground James Gould Junior mains to take in his mother is to have the half of it after the foresaid Catherine Goulds death Michael Gould her son is to take possession of half the dwelling house and half the ground midiately and to have it measurd as they think proper
NB James Gould Junior is to finnish the new house at his own expense also he is to keep up the horses and to have half what he will earn his mother the other half what ever horse or cattle is to be on this ground she is to have the half of them.
Given hear from onder my hand this thirteenth day of June one thousent eight hundread and thirty one. James Gould Senior. Witness William Bride.     Witness Patrick Twohey.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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 (April 20, 2003)

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