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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Bursey



Will of John Bursey
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 279 probate year 1922


I, John Bursey of Catalina, Trinity Bay, of sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in the manner following:

  • FIRST. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Bursey my dwelling house and all my household furniture.
  • SECOND. I give and devise to my son Thomas aforesaid all my land and water side, To have and to hold the same to the said Thomas Bursey, his heirs and assigns forever.
  • And Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint Isaac Manuel to be the executor of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty fourth day of April in the year of Our Lord Nineteen hundred and two. JOHN his X mark BURSEY Testator
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Bursey as and for his last Will and Testament, in presence of us, who, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Jas. S. Courage residing at Catalina.
Fred Somerton Catalina.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
granted to
Isaac Manuel
Oct 20/22
Estate sworn
at $700.00



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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