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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Noah Burge



Will of Noah Burge
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 300 probate year 1923


I, Noah Burge, of the town of Bonavista, in the Dominion of Newfoundland, do hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament, revoking any that may have been made by me heretofore. I appoint, Shadrach Burge, to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament, directing him as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to pay all my just and lawful debts, funeral and testamentary expenses out of my estate. After the payment of all my just and lawful debts, funeral and Testamentary expenses, I give devise and bequeath all my property as follows, that is to say:

  1. I give devise and bequeath to Isabel Bugden one good bed and bedding and all the clothing belonging to my deceased wife, Amelia Burge.
  2. I give devise and bequeath to my children, Loraine Burge, Edith Valin, and Maud Narnes, whatever money is left after my decease, in three equal shares, to be their own property absolutely.
  3. I give devise and bequeath to my son Loraine Burge, all my property, consisting of gardens and meadows, dwelling house and outhouses, and all in connection therewith, to be his during his natural life, and after his decease, should he leave no issue, it is to become the property of my daughters, Edith Valin and Maud Barnes, in equal shares, to be their own property absolutely.
  4. The organ is the property of my daughter Maud, and the Universal Educator is the property of my son Loraine, being purchased by them.

In witness whereof I have set my hand this fourteenth day of October, A. D. one thousand nine hundred and twenty two. NOAH his X mark BURGE
Signed, published and declared, by the said Testator, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us both together at the same time, and in his presence and at his request we have set our names thereto, as witnesses to the due execution thereof, the same having first been read over to him and explained. H.J. Swyers.     Thomas Doody.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jany 12/23
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Shadrach
Burge. Jany 13/23
Estate sworn
at $2324.14



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 2, 2002

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