Will of George Martin
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 page 437 probate year 1898
Part 1 - Contributed by Geoff Martin
Estate of George Martin
late of Burin
in the Southern District
Probate granted to Rev. John Hewitt
in the Southern District
Executor named in said Will.
Dated August 23 1898
Estate sworn under $550.00
To the Honorable the Supreme
Court or one of the Honorable
the Judges thereof.
The Petition of John Hewitt of
Burin Church of England Minister
- That George Martin of Burin fisherman died at St.
Pierre on or about the 26th day of May last having previously
made his last Will and Testament which is hereto annexed marked “A” and
which has been duly proved.
- That by his said will he appointed the Clergyman of the Church of
England in Burin Executor of his said will.
- That the said deceased was at the time of his death possessed of
property of the probable value of Five Hundred Dollars.
- That no Probate to said Will or Letters of Administration to Estate
of deceased have been taken out or applied for
Your petitioner therefore prays that Probate to said will be granted
to him. And as in duty bound he will ever pray.
Dated at St. John’s this 5th day of July AD 1898
John Hewitt LS
This is the document referred to in the annexed petition as being marked “A”
In the name of God. Amen.
I, George Martin, of the Green Hills, Burin, do hereby
make this my last Will and Testament, and hereby revoking all former Wills
and Testaments made by me being at the same time weak in body but sound
in mind. I leave my Dwelling House, and all my Land and Property situated
on the Green Hills, Burin, to my son John Martin, now
resident in St. Pierre. Any money which I may leave at the time of my Death,
or be entitled to after my Death, I leave and bequeath as follows, after
all my lawful debts are duly paid:-
To my son John, one fourth of the whole amount.
To my niece, Mrs. Jane Le Fevre, of Bulls Cove, for her
kindness to me, I leave the sum of Twenty Dollars ($20.00)
The remainder to be equally divided between my son George Martin,
my Daughter Louisa, wife of Thomas Isaacs,
my Grandson Henry Martin, and the Clergyman of the Church
of England in Burin for Church purposes.
|In the presence of us who signed
||Sydney C Hussey
|In the presence of each other his
George X Riggs
I appoint the Clergyman of the Church of England
in Burin Executor of this my last Will and Testament
Burin Newfoundland, Dated this 14th day of May 1897 Read & explained
by Sydney C Hussey
Part 2 - Contributed by Sheila Tiberio & Judy Benson as part
of the wills project
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
By the court
Rev. J. Hewitt