Will of Martin Bulger
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 23 to
26 probate year 1909
(Name is spelled Bulger & Bolger)
In the Supreme Court
OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR
WITH THE WILL ANNEXED.
Administration granted to
On the 11th day of October
Value of Estate $1000.00
William H. Hibbs
Courthouse, Duckworth Street
To the Honourable the Supreme
Court or to one of the Honourable
the Judges thereof.
The petition of Martin Bulger, of Portugal Cove, Farmer,
Respectfully sheweth as follows:-
- Martin Bulger, late of Portugal Cove, Blacksmith,
deceased, father of your petitioner, died at Portugal Cove on the 18th.
Day of July 1890 having first made his last will and testament and
a codicil thereto which are hereto annexed marked "A"
- The said Martin Bulger left him surviving his widow Mary,
three sons, David Mark Martin your petitioner and Michael and
two daughters Ellen and Mary.
- The said Mary Bulger, Widow, Michael Ellen and Mary have
since died unmarried.
- In his said will the said Martin Bulger appointed Peter
Harvey and Edward Neary Executors thereof.
- The said Peter Harvey and Edward Neary have
died and have in no way whatsoever acted as executors or interfered
with the said estate.
- The said deceased at the time of his death was possessed of property
to the probable value of $1000.00.
- No probate to the will or letters of Administration of the estate
of the said deceased have been previously applied for.
Your petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Administration cum testamento
annexo be granted to him and as in duty bound he will ever pray.
Dated at St. John's this 7th. Day of October 1909.
(In the margin of this page)
W. H. Horwood
In re Martin Bulger
In the name of God Amen
I Martin Bulger of Portugal Cove in the island of Newfoundland being
of perfect mind and memory (thanks be to God) but calling to mind the
mortality of the body. Knowing that its appointed to all men to die do
on this twenty second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and seventy eight make and ordaine this my last will and
testament That is to say first principally and first of all I give and
recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my
body I recommend to the earth so be buried in decent christian burial
and as touching such worldly estate as God has been pleased to give me
in this life. I give demise and dispose in the following manner. First
to my beloved wife Mary (as long as she remains a widow) I give and bequeath
all my property landed and otherwise (moveable and unmoveable) under
the following conditions. viz. when my two sons David and John are by
the consent of their Mother married if their Mother is living at the
time the above two sons David and John are to have two thirds of that
part of my property situated at First Pond containing about forty acres,
the other one third containing about twenty acres I will and bequeath
to my Brother John's son James the said one third being situate on the
west side adjoining Edward Summers property. To my two sons Michael and
Martin, when they are married (by the consent of their Mother if alive)
I give and bequeath the land situate on Princes Mount to be divided equally
between them said land containing about twenty-acres or more I also will
that my two daughters Ellen Mary and Mary Ann are to be supported and
clad by their Mother and Brothers while the said two girls remain unmarried
the residue of my property being as follows viz. properties at Beechy
Cove. Whales back the gulch meadow and the property my Mother at present
occupies together with my houses household furniture stables, horses
carriages carts and all my farming implements. Forge and all therein,
together with all other moveable and unmoveables not mentioned in the
above will. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Bulger on the
conditions named above, that she will remain unmarried if she should
Marry all the residue mentioned above to be divided equally between my
four Sons. David John Martin and Michael (the residue being as above)
from the part marked with the cross. None of the above property or residue
to be ever sold or mortgaged but always to remain in the Bulger family.
If any Brother wishes to sell he is at liberty to do so to either of
his brothers but not otherwise and I hereby appoint Peter Harvey and
Edward Neary as Executors of this my last will and testament. And I do
hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former
testaments, wills legacies bequests and Executors by me in any way before
named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other
to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and seal the day and year above written Martin Bulger
Signed sealed published and pronounced and declared by the said Martin
Bulger as his last will and testament who at his request and in his presence
and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses
of the same Patrick Hanlon Philip his X mark Leamy
Codicile I hereby make this Codicile to my will made twenty-second day
of August 1878 that I will & bequeath to my son David the meadow & land
at the Whales back & to my son Martin the land & meadow at the
gulchs and to my son Michael the Bridge Meadow the remainder of my property
as stated in the said will to remain as stated) this ninth day July one
thousand eight hundred & ninety Martin Bulger witness my hand This
date W.H. Webber Peter Harvey
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct. 9/09
Wm. H. Hibbs