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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Elias Gowdy
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 195-196 probate
Elias Gowdy deceased.
North West Arm March 23, 1904
In the name of God Amen I Elias Gowdy being of sound mind
and retaining all my factilies in their normal condition my mind clear
my memory good my judgement unimpaired do, here in the presence of these
witnesses, will and bequeath my land and all my possessions as follows:
First the land and property bequeathed to me by my late father which
was one-half of that which he possessed the other half being left to my
late sister (exclusive of Sarah Colbourne traps and such
property as went to support the mother while she lived I give to my beloved
wife while she lives) and when she dies is to become the property of my
boys who are expected to care for the mother and if the mother need to
alter this will so as to give a share to a daughter in order for her support
she has the liberty to so do. My stages and fishing property is to be divided
in the same way
The two children Mary Ellen Colbourne and Amos
Colbourne of my late sister Sarah Gowdy Colbourne are to have one half that part
of the property which comes to them through their late mother my sister
namely Sarah G one half of that left by will which claim their mothers
share of the property are not to claim to the house and stages which I
myself have builded and also the land which I have cleared They can take
their share of uncleared land. Signed this day of our Lord this twenty
third of day of March nineteen hundred and four. Elias his X mark
Witnesses W. J. Morris John Q. Curtis Methodist Ministers
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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