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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Abel Burton



Will of Abel Burton
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 page 15 probate year 1921

In re Abel Burton       deceased

I, Abel Burton, of Harts Cove, Twilingate. in the Dominion of Newfoundland, being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make my last will and testament in manner and form following.

  • First. I give and bequeath unto my wife Amelia Burton one-half of all monies of which I may die possessed, the remainder of my money I give and bequeath unto my son Albert Burton for his sole use and benefit forever.

  • Second. I give and devise unto my son Arthur Burton, the land upon which his house stands and the right of way thereto which he has formerly occupied.

  • Third. I give devise and bequeath all my land and water-side to my two sons John and Albert, in equal parts, Albert is to have the Western side, and John the Eastern side, My dwelling is to be my wife's so long as she remains unmarried, at her death it is to become the property of my son Albert.

  • Fourth. I give and devise unto my son Albert Burton all my tools and gun.

  • Fifth. It is will that no part of my property given and devised is to be sold until the expiration of ten years after my death.

  • Sixth. All the rest residue and remainder of my property I give devise and bequeath unto my son Albert for his sole use and benefit forever.

  • Lastly, I hereby appoint and constitute Charles White J.P. to be executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me made heretofore.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand August 5th. 1920 Abel his X mark Burton
Signed in the presence of Stephen Hawkins     Charles White

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 1/21
Horwood J.
Probate granted
to Charles White
April 4/21
Estate sworn
at $600.00



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 5, 2002

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