Transcribed by Marilyn Pilkington. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
Harbour Grace Surrogate Court
April 13, 1822
Mary Gosse (wife of John Gosse)
Plaintiff complains that Defendant has encroached on her Husband's fishing room situate in Back Cove, Spaniard's Bay -- the parties having appeared before the Surrogate they agree to have all the Matters in Dispute submitted to arbitration.
Plaintiff nominated ___________________ Robert Gosse
Defendant __________________________ Henry Sheppard
Umpire _____________________________ William Gosse
Rule of Court entered into Return 22nd Instant
Friday, April 19, 1822 Resumed
According to the best of our opinion, we have measured these spots of land in dispute and find Michael Farrell & John Gosse in possession of each their lotts, which we consider was correct as witness our hands at Spaniard's Bay this 18th of April 1822.
Signed: Robert Gosse
William Gosse (X mark)
Witness: R. Walsh
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