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Will of Vincent P. Burke
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, Vincent P. Burke of St. John ’s in the Province of Newfoundland , Senator. FIRST I revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last will and testament. SECOND I appoint my wife Margaret and my adopted daughter Ursula the executrices of this my will. THIRD I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses first be paid out of my estate. FOUTH I direct that the sum of Two hundred dollars be expended on Masses for the repose of the souls of my wife and myself and that the sum of One hundred dollars be paid to the Presentation Convent, Cathedral Square, St. John’s . FIFTH I devise and bequeath to my wife my property No. 38 Bonaventure Avenue, St. John’s, for her lifetime and at her death to the said Ursula Burke, provided that my wife shall have the right in her absolute discretion to sell, mortgage or dispose of the said property should she deem it necessary to do so. SIXTH All the rest residue and remainder of my estate I give and devise and bequeath to my wife to be hers absolutely should she survive me, and if she predecease me, then to the said Ursula Burke absolutely.
AS WITNESS my hand at St. John ’s aforesaid this 22 nd day of January A.D. 1951.
SIGNED PUBLISHED AND DECLARED
By the said Testator as and
|Note: This will was transcribed from a photocopy from the Newfoundland Supreme Court of Newfoundland Records . However, the Volume & Folio numbers differ from those on our online index. Thus, they have been placed here until the discrepancy can be resolved.|
Transcribed and Contributed by Paul Burke (May 2005)
Page Revised by Craig Peterman (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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