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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
Thomas Burridge

 

Will of Thomas Burridge
from Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 105 probate year 1887

This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Burridge of St. John's master mason and I revoke all former wills by me made. I give devise and bequeath unto my executor hereinafter named all my property both real and personal whatsoever of which I shall die possessed in trust for the use of my children Charlotte Jane Burridge Thomas Hall Burridge and Fanny Jane Burridge in equal part and shares and I appoint George M. Johnson of St. John's Barrister executor of this my will Dated at St. John's this twenty second day of October eighteen hundred and eighty six
Thomas his x mark Burridge
Signed published and declared by the said Thomas Burridge (by his mark) as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers who in the presence of the said testator and of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as such witnesses on the day and year above named.
Geo. M. Johnson
William Clapp

St. John's
To Wit
SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND
OF St. John's Student at Law William Clapp maketh oath and saith that on the twenty second day of October A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty six at Saint John's he, this deponent, was present and did see Thomas Burridge late of Saint John's the Testator named in the paper writing hereunto annexed duly sign (by making his mark) publish and declare the said annexed paper writing as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of this Deponent and of George M. Johnson of St. John's Barrister the other subscribing witness thereto. That Deponent and said George M. Johnson aforesaid then signed their names to such Will as such witnesses, in the presence of the said Testator and of each other - That previously to the said Will being so signed as aforesaid, by the said Testator and the said witnesses, it was read over to, and approved of by the said Testator in the presence of Deponent and the said George M. Johnson aforesaid and that at the time of the said execution of the said Will the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of Deponent's knowledge and belief.

William Clapp

SWORN BEFORE ME at St.
John's, aforesaid, this 24
Day of January
A.D. One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Eighty seven
Geo. J. Adams
Commissioner

Supreme Court

Newfoundland
St. John's Court
George M. Johnson of St. John's aforesaid Barrister at Law maketh oath and saith that he freely and voluntarily and of his own accord disclaims and renounces all right and authority to act as an Executor under the within will of Thomas Burridge late of St. John's aforesaid master mason deceased and that he hath not in any way intermeddled in the affairs of the Estate of the said Thomas Burridge as such Executor
Geo. M. Johnson
Sworn before me
At St. John's aforesaid
This 27th day of January
A.D. 1887
Otto Emerson
Commissioner

To the Honourable the Supreme
Court of Newfoundland

The petition of Charles Burridge of St. John's Newfoundland ??? and Charles Barnes of the same place accountant
Humbly showeth
That Thomas Burridge of St. John's aforesaid Master Mason died on or about the twentieth day of January last in St. John's having first made and published his last will and testament hereto annexed whereof he appointed George M. Johnson of St. John's Barrister executor.

That the said George M. Johnston has duly renounced executorship That the said Thomas Burridge left him surviving as next of kin the following his children namely your petitioner Charles Burridge William Burridge his daughters by his first marriage Lucretia J. wife of your petitioner Charles Barnes and MaryAnn wife of Edward Barnes and three children of his second marriage namely Charlotte Jane Burridge Thomas Hall Burridge and Fanny Jane Burridge which last named children are all under the age of ten years

That hereto annexed is the consent of the said Lucretia J. Barnes, and of Mary Ann Barnes that letters of administration of the estate of the said late Thomas Burridge ??? testament annexed be granted to your petitioner.

That the said William Burridge has not resided in Newfoundland for several years and as deponents are informed and believe and live in Australia.

That the estate of the said Thomas Burridge deceased at the time of his death did not exceed the sum of Six thousand dollars in value

That as probate of said will or letters of administration of the said estate of Thomas Burridge have been granted

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that letters of administration of the said estate of the said late Thomas Burridge ??? testament annexed be granted to them and as in duty bound will pray
This 5th day of March 1887
Charles Burridge
Charles J. W. Barnes

In the matter of the estate of
Thomas Burridge late of St.
John's mason deceased

Newfoundland
St. John's Court

Charles Burridge of St. John's, mason and Charles Barnes of same place accountant the petitioners named in the above written petition se??ally make oath and say that the several matters and things in the said petition contained are just and true
Charles Burridge
Char. J. W. Barnes

Sworn before me
At St. John's aforesaid
This 5th day of March
A.D. 1887 by the said
Charles Burridge &
Charles Barnes
Otto Emerson
Commissioner

We consent and agree that letters of administration of the estate and effects of Thomas Burridge late of St. John's, Master Mason be granted to our brother Charles G. Burridge of St. John's, mason and to Charles J. Barnes of St. John's accountant husband of the subscriber Lucretia Barnes the next of kin of said Thomas Burridge being his sons Charles (above married) and William Burridge (now in Australia) and us the daughters of said Thomas Burridge he having also left him surviving three minor children as named in his will.
St. John's March 3, 1887
Lucretia J. Barnes
Mary A. Barnes

Witness
Charles W. H. Newhook

 

 

Page Contributed by Lynn Burridge-Coonrad

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 6, 2003)

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