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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Martin


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
Fisherman deceased.


Probate granted to Rev. John Hewitt
of Burin
in the Southern District
Executor named in said Will.


Dated August 23 1898

Estate sworn under $550.00

Vol 5

Folio 178


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
         Humbly Sheweth

  1. 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.
  2. That by his said will he appointed the Clergyman of the Church of England in Burin Executor of his said will.
  3. That the said deceased was at the time of his death possessed of property of the probable value of Five Hundred Dollars.
  4. 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.

George X Martin Senior


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
granted to
Rev. J. Hewitt
of Burin
the Exor
Aug 23:1898
Sworn under



Part 1 - Contributed by Geoff Martin

Part 2 - Contributed by Sheila Tiberio & Judy Benson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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