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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
Martin Bulger

 

Part 1 - Contributed by Michael F. Bulger

1867
Estate of Martin Bulger
Late of Portugal Cove
In the Central District
Blacksmith deceased

Probate to Patrick Neary
of Portugal Cove aforesaid one of the Executors named in the Will dated the 19th. Of October 1867

Estate sworn under $250.00

Volume 3
Folio 581

To The Honourable The Supreme
Court of Newfoundland or one
Of The Judges thereof.-

The Petition of Patrick Neary of Portugal Cove in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland aforesaid fisherman

Humbly Sheweth

That Martin Bulger late of Portugal Cove aforesaid Blacksmith died at that place on or about the fifteenth day of June Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty one having first made and executed his last will and Testament hereunto annexed and possessed of property of the probable value of about fifty pounds equal to Two Hundred Dollars -
That in and by his said Will and testament he nominated and appointed Petitioner and one George Neary his Executors. That the said George Neary has duly renounced his said Executorship. Petitioner therefore prays that Probate of the said Will and testament hereunto annexed may be granted to him and as in duty bound he will ever pray.
Patrick his X mark Neary


Part 2 - Contributed by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

Will of Martin Bulger
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 58 probate year 1867

In re
     Martin Bulgar      deceased.

In the name of God Amen. Be it known to all men that I Martin Bulger of Portugal Cove in the district of Saint John's, Island of Newfoundland, being weak of body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament. As regards the property which God has been pleased to bestow upon me in this life I dispose of in the following manner. I give and bequeath unto my son David Bulger all that property purchased by me from James Winter situate in Portugal Cove aforesaid and near the premises now occupied by Robert Oke. The said David to have and to hold the same during his natural lifetime and after his demise to become the property of his male child or children. Should the said David die without male issue then and in such case the property to revert to the surviving male heirs of my family, namely, John, Martin and James. To my son John Bulger I give and bequeath all that parcel of land situate in rear of Margaret Dooley's in Portugal Cove aforesaid and commonly denominated Gladney's Garden also another parcel called Foxhole Garden and joining property belonging to William Fry. To my son Martin Bulger I give and bequeath all that parcel of land known as Gulsh meadow and situate near property now occupied by Robert Oke. To my son James Bulger I give and bequeath all that parcel of land situate near Portugal Cove aforesaid bounded on the southeast by the Cove road and north by the Main River and commonly denominated the Whales Back. My farm situate near the first Pond on the Road leading from P. Cove to St. John's I give and bequeath to my sons David John, Martin and James, to be equally divided among them. Also another farm situate near Portugal Cove and known as the Greymans Beard I give and bequeath to my said sons David, John, Martin and James to be equally divided among them. The premises which I now occupy I give and bequeath to my sons Martin and James upon the following conditions- The family to live in the house as usual each one doing his part for the good of all. their mother while she remains unmarried to be supported on the premises by the sons. The furniture, horses, cows, carriage cart &c to be kept as usual for their mutual support. For the time being David is to act as head of the house, and when he thinks proper to leave and reside in a house of his own, his authority then ceases, and the next in seniority to take his place and so on with the others. Should either of my said sons get married he is not to bring his wife to reside on the premises without the consent of the others. The foregoing bequests are made by me upon the express condition that they are not to be either mortgaged or sold. Lastly I do hereby appoint Patrick Neary and George Neary as executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Portugal Cove aforesaid this twenty fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four. Martin Bulger (LS) Signed & sealed in presence of Patrick Flannery, George Neary.

Certified Correct,
D.M. Browning
Registrar.

 

 

Note: 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.

Part 1 - Contributed by Michael F. Bulger, Newburyport, MA, USA

Part 2 - Contributed by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

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

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