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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of George Britt from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 427 & 428 probate year 1905
In re the Estate of George Britt deceased
In the name of God Amen. I George Britt of Burin Newfoundland, being of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament in the manner and form following.
- It is my will that my funeral shall be conducted by my friends in a decent manner and all expenses thereof be fully paid.
- I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Britt the meadow land and garden, and part of the house in which we now reside, situated at place commonly known as Tookes Point in Burin as aforesaid, during her natural life, and all the utensils and furniture together with sheephouse and two sheep &c, by me now owned and kept thereon.
- And that at the death of my beloved wife Mary Britt all the property bequeathed to her viz. The meadow land, garden, and part of the house in which we live, I give unto my beloved daughter in law Francis Britt, and in the event of the said daughter in law Francis Britt changing her name for another marriage, that I give the said property as above mentioned, to her child, or children and to her or their heirs forever. The utensils, furniture and two sheep I give unto my wife as aforesaid the same to be made use of, and disposed of, as she may desire or determine.
- I give and devise to my beloved daughter in law Francis Britt the meadow land, garden and part of the house now in the occupancy of her husband James Britt and in the event of the said Frances Britt changing her name by another marriage, that I give the aforesaid property to her child or children, and to her or their heirs and assigns forever.
- And last I hereby appoint Mr. Daniel Bishop and Mr. Benjamin Mitchell to be executors of this my last will and testament now by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 24th day of February in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred. George his X mark Britt (LS)
signed and declared by the above named George Britt as his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request have signed as witnesses of the same. Witnesses Thomas Read Sr. John E. Collins
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of George Britt
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec. 15 four
Granted on the
11th day of
January A.D. 1905 to
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor. |
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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