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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Burke
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 572-573
probate year 1900
Last will and Testament of
William Burke of Witless Bay
In the name of God Amen
I William Burke of Witless Bay Newfoundland being of sound mind do make
this my last will and Testament that is to say I will and bequeath to
my wife Agnes half my dwelling while she lives and at her death it shall
be the property of my son William the remaining half of my dwelling shall
be my son Williams together with half the land attached The remaining
half of ground attached to my dwelling shall be my wife Agnes whilst
living at her death it shall go to my son Will. My wife Agnes shall have
the use of the front stairs to and from her bed room and small room attached.
One half of store shall be my wife Agnes the remaining half shall be
my son Williams. At the death of my wife Agnes her half of store shall
go to my son William
II I will and bequeath my fishing
room and ground attached to my four sons William Michael James and Thomas it shall be equally divided If any of them die without issue his share
shall go to my surviving sons or their heirs. I will and bequeath to
my wife Agnes my share of cod trap and fishing gear.
III I will and bequeath to my son James one fourth of my land in Bears
Cove that is the southern end of said land. The remaining three fourths
shall be equally divided between William Michael and Thomas.
William to have the land next to the road Michael next to him and Thomas next
Two thirds of my kitchen garden shall go to Michael and one third to
William The little meadow shall be equally divided between William and
Michael. William to have the half nearest the road.
IV I will and bequeath to the R. C. Clurch of Witless Bay one garden
and wharf at Gull Pond and one boat in said pond (sgd) William
his x mark Burke. Read for and signed by the Testator in the
presence of (sgd)
J. E. Long. (Sgd) Patrick Connors.
Witless Bay. Newfoundland May 4th A.D. 1898
I certify the foregoing to be
a correct copy of the last will and Testament of William Burke deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan 19: 1900
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