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 Jane Gould from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 343-344 probate year 1884
Jane Gould deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Jane Gould Widow of Carbonear in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland being at the present time weak in body but of sound mind and memory and knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die I do by this my last will and testament bequeath and dispose of my estate and effects in form and manner following- First I give and bequeath unto my beloved granddaughter Cecily Helen Gould The sum of four hundred dollars Second To my beloved grandson William Thomas Gould I give and bequeath the sum of four hundred dollars and the house and land known as Gilmans- and lastly I give and bequeath to my beloved son Benjamin Thomas Howell Gould The shop and building attached thereto in which he now does business together with all the waterside premises consisting of wharf stores and buildings and mercantile premises at present in his occupancy also the dwelling house now occupied by me together with all the buildings and outhouses connected therewith and the gardens and meadow land extending from the Main Street to the Episcopal Church with all other lands premises and effects belonging to me and I appoint my beloved son Benjamin Thomas Howell Gould of Carbonear aforesaid Merchant sole executor of this my last will and testament and I hereby revoke annul and make void all former or other wills or codicils ever made by me and do solemnly declare this as my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand and seal subscribed and set at Carbonear aforesaid the twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three. Jane her X mark Gould (LS) being first read & explained I.L. McN. Signed sealed and declared in presence of Israel L. McNeil. Fredk T. Bemister.