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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
Garrett Burke

 

 

Will of Garrett Burke
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 39 probate year 1917)

In re Garrett Burke deceased

Newfoundland Contingent Copy of Will of No. 1023,
Pte. G. Burke:
In the event of my death I give half of my property and effects to Miss Lizzie Burke c/o Mrs. E.D. Marry, Salmonier, St. Mary's Newfoundland - and I give the remaining part of my property to Mr. Michael Burke Tours Cove Ferry District Newfoundland

February 4th 1916
Garrett Burke
Private No. 1023
1st N.F.L.D. Regt.

Newfoundland Contingent F.W. Marshall, 2nd Lieut. for Paymaster officer i/c Records.

Correct Charles H. Emerson Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Nov 8/17
Kent G
adm c.t.a.
Nov 8/17
granted to
Michael
Burke
estate
sworn at
$84.54

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

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

REVISED: August 17, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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