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Will of Henry Burden
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 493 probate year 1920

In re Henry Burden       deceased

The last will and testament of Henry burden of Salvage, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. I hereby bequeath the following properties, lands, gardens, dwelling house, store, Government Debenture Bonds and money to the persons mentioned below in the apportionments named. The dwelling house on Point Salvage is to be left to Albert Edward Burden, and if Arthur Burden becomes destitute and in need of a home, he is to have a part of the said dwelling house to live in. Of the contents of the said dwelling house, Henry Burden's own bed and bedstead is to be given to Blanche Oldford's son, Wesley Oldford. An enlargement of Sister Hannah Burden is to be given to Blanche Oldford. The quadrant and book are to be given to James Burden. The rest of the furniture is to be left to Albert Edward Burden. The watch belonging to Henry Burden is to be given to James Burden's son, Harold Seymour Burden. The store, with the fishing gear and appliances belonging thereto, along with the charts, are to be equally divided between James Burden and Albert Edward Burden. The thirty eight [38] acres of land at Salvage Bay is to be equally divided between James Burden, Albert Edward Burden and Arthur William Burden. The garden situated near the bridge at Salvage, and the garden at Sunk Water Pond, Salvage, are both to be left to James Burden. The garden situated near the dwelling house at Salvage, and the garden situated near the Cemetery at Salvage, are both to be left to Albert Edward Burden. The large garden situated near the wells at Salvage is to be equally divided between James Burden and Albert Edward Burden. The Government Debenture Bonds amounting to the sum of $2000. [Two thousand dollars] and deposited in the Bank of Montreal, St. John's, Newfoundland, are to be equally divided between the three daughters, namely:- Blanche Oldford, Mary Dodd, Annie House, and two sons, namely:- James Burden, and Albert Edward Burden. The balance of the Bank account. No. 14.400 in the Savings Bank Department, St. John's, Newfoundland, is to be left in the bank until such times as James Burden and Albert Edward Burden shall need it for the purchasing of a schooner.

Witness my hand this fourth day of January 1916, at Gambo. Henry Burden his X mark
In the presence of Louis House, Watson Boyes

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug. 7/20
Johnson J.
adm cta
granted to
Issac J.
Mifflen
Aug. 9/20.
Estate sworn
at $3321.14

 

 

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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit February 20, 2002

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