Transcribed by Judy Benson
& Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be
some typographical errors
Will of Israel Gosse from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 362 to 364 probate year 1885
Israel Gosse deceased.
In the name of God Amen I Israel Gosse of Spaniards Bay Bishops Cove in Conception Bay Newfoundland dealer 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 principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in deasent Christian burial at the discrition of my executors namely my son Stephen Gosse my son Josiah Gosse and my brother Moses Gosse nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form
I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Sarah Gosse all my right title and interest in that land and property situated in Bishops Cove bounded to the east by the Church yard fence and to the west by the late Jacob Smith with all and every erection thereon with all my moveable property together with all my money during her natural life but and immediately after her death it shall be divided in manner laid down hereafter Also I give to my son Moses Gosse all that land and property he now occupies in Spaniards Bay Northern Cove together with half that property near Hickses house in Mint Cove Beach also I give to my son Robert Gosse all that piece of land that he now occupies in Mint Cove Spaniards Bay together with half that property near Hickses house in Mint Cove Beach also I give to my son Stephen Gosse all the land and property that he now occupies in Bishops Cove with half the fishing room and half the stage and flakes also I give to my son Nathaniel Gosse half that piece of land in Harbor Grace belonging to me next to Henry Gosses house say the north part
Also I give to my son Henry Gosse all that piece or parcel of land situated in Harbor Grace with every erection thereon now in his possession and I also give the other piece of land next to Henry Gosses house to my son Henry Gosse to be enjoyed by him and his lawfull heirs for ever also I give to my my son Josiah Gosse immediately after his mothers death all my land and property belonging to me that I now got in my possession both moveable and immoveable with half the fishing room and half the stage and flakes also I give to my daughter Ann Smith all the land belonging to me at Main Beach north of Thomas Maccarthy land say two gardens one at each side of main road also my share of that land called the beach south of Mullenses fence extending toward the Gut together with a small Island in the pond I give to my two daughters namely Catherine Russel and Elizabeth Dobie to be equally divided between them but in the event of Catherine Russel having no child the land called Main Beach given to her by me shall after her death become the property of my son Stephen Gosse and as to the money aforenamed I give to my son Stephen Gosse the sum of fifty pounds to my son Josiah Gosse the sum of one hundred pounds and the remaining balance after paying funeral expences with head stones one for my self and one for my wife and all other necessary expenses it shall be equally divide between my son Nathaniel Gosse and my three daughters namely Ann Smith Catherine Russel and Elizabeth Dobie all the money to be paid delivered and settled immediately after the death of my wife Sarah Gosse and not before that time and this being my last will and testament
I do fully give and bequeath to my sons and daughters above named according to this my will all the land and property and money allotted to them their heires executors and assigns to be enjoyed by them for ever which said land shall not be sold given or mortgaged to any person out of the name of Gosse and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testament will legacies bequaits and executors by me in any wise before named willed and bequathied ratefying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness I hereby set my hand and seal this the tenth day of July In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy six Signed sealed and delivered by the said Israel 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, Israel Gosse (LS) Moses Gosse, Nathaniel R. Gosse, Stephen Gosse.
whereas I Israel Gosse of Bishops Cove Conception Bay Newfoundland Dealer have made and duly executed my last will and testament in writing bearing date the tenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy six now I do hereby declare this present writing to be a codicil to my said will and I do direct the same to be annexed thereto and to be taken as a part thereof whereas I have given to my son Stephen Gosse the sum of fifty pounds and to my son Josiah Gosse one hundred pounds said sums now named in the body of my will I do now wish it to be finely understood that if my wife Sarah Gosse should come short and in want of money that she shall and may draw so much of Stephen Gosses fifty pounds and so much of Josiah Goss is hundred as she may reasonable require for her support drawing from each of them eaqual to what I have left to them and I do hereby ratefy and confirm my said will in all particulars thereof in witness whereof I the said Israel Gosse have to this codicel set my hand and seal this the tenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy six, Israel Gosse (LS) Signed sealed and delivered by the said testator Israel Gosse as and for a codicil to be annexed to his last will and testament and to be taken as part thereof in the presence of us Moses Gosse, Nathaniel R. Gosse, Stephen Gosse.
D. M. Browning
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