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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Burton



Will of George Burton
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 336 probate year 1923


This is the last Will and Testament of me George Burton, of Safe Harbour, Bonavista Bay, in the Island of Newfoundland, made this Twenty first day of April, in the year of Our Lord One thousand Nine hundred and fourteen.
I hereby revoke all wills made by me at any time heretofore.
I appoint Stephen Burry of Safe Harbour, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, to be my Executor.
I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Burton my daughter in law, of Safe Harbour, the dwelling house in which I live, and all other houses and Stores with all land comprising my property or estate. GEORGE his X mark BURTON.
Signed by the said Testator by making his mark, after having first been read over and explained to him, in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses. Witnesses George Oakley     William Pitman

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 22/23
Horwood C. J.
Probate granted
to Stephen
March 22/23
Estate sworn
at $975.00



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 11, 2002