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Will of George Bollard Burton
In the name of God Amen, I George Bollard Burton of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland do make this my last will and testament as follows, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane Edwards the house premises and ground I now occupy near Parsons Pond also I give and bequeath to my beloved wife all my right title interest and share I have or may have in the estate of the late Sarah Burton Widow of the late Doctor John Burton provided I survive my father I also give my beloved wife full and absolute power and authority to be sole executrix to this my last will and testament dated at Saint John's this seventh day of August 1848, Geo B. Burton (LS) Signed and sealed in presence of us R. Holden, E. Holden.
|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.
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