Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 554 probate year 1924

James Goodchild


This is the last will and testament of me, James Goodchild, of Topsail Newfoundland, and formerly of Bath, Somerset England.

I give and bequeath to my adopted niece Mrs Marian Faulkner, nee Lambert, of 34 Upper Lewes Road, Brighton Sussex, or Handsworth near Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1500.00) for her own use and benefit. The residue of my personal estate, after all the unavoidable expenses are paid therefrom.

I leave to my dear wife Ann Goodchild for her sole use and benefit, and I appoint the Reverend Arthur Pittman of Topsail executor of this my will, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty four.

Signed by the said James Goodchild, the testator, in the joint presence of us, who, in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
George Hibbs. Clara Hibbs.

CORRECT, William F. Lloyd Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland (Listed in the margin next to this will the following) Fiat May 10/24 Horwood C.J. Probate granted to Arthur Pittman. May 10/24 Estate sworn at $2675.27

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