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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Violet Clayton Burt



Will of Violet Clayton Burt
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 444 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Violet Clayton Burt       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me Violet Clayton Burt of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland spinster I hereby revoke all former wills by me made I bequeath unto my father Joshua Burt all moneys both principal and interest now or which may hereafter be in the hands of Jesse Whiteway, of St. John's aforesaid, Merchant, as guardian of my estate, which moneys have been derived by me from the estate of my late mother. I appoint the said Jesse Whiteway executor of this my will. Dated at St. John's the thirty-first day of December A.D. 1904. Violet Clayton Burt.
Signed by the said testatrix as and for her last will in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto witnesses Jesse Whiteway.   Robert Pittman.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Violet Clayton Burt.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
March 1st 05.
Chief Justice
Probate granted
on the 1st
day of March
A.D. 1905 to
Sworn at



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 3, 2002

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