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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Burton


Will of Robert Burton
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 100 probate year 1921

In the Estate of     ROBERT BURTON.      DECEASED.

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Robert Burton, of Catalina, in the Electoral District of Trinity, Ship's Carpenter I hereby Revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me.
I desire that all my just debts and testamentary and funeral expenses be first paid out of my estate.
I give, devise and bequeath to my wife Mary all monies, household furniture and effects and other personal property of which I shall die possessed.
I give, devise and bequeath to my son Robert the land at Catalina, aforesaid owned by me.
And I appoint my said wife Mary Executrix of this my Will.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand this first day of April, Anno Domini, One thousand Nine hundred and Twenty. ROBERT BURTON.
Signed by the said Testator in the presence of us, present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other hereto subscribe our names as witnesses. Harry A. Winter.    Isabel Nearey.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct 4/21
Horwood C. J.
Probate granted
to Mary Burton
Oct 4/21.
Estate sworn
at $1357.00



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 17, 2002)

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