Transcribed by Judy Benson. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 582-583 probate year 1878.

Will of Mary Burke


In the name of God Amen. I Mary Burke of St. Johnís Widow do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made After the payment of all my debts and funeral expenses and those of my late husband I will and bequeath to my nephew James Anderson of St. Johnís Fisherman all my lands situate on the west side of the Kings Road in St. Johnís aforesaid and also all my household furniture goods chattels and effects which I may possess at the time of my death and now being in that house situate on the east side of Kings Road aforesaid which I now occupy subject nevertheless to the payment of five pounds to the Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Johnsí to be paid by my executors immediately on my demise for the celebration of four Masses annually for five years for the repose of my soul and that of my late husband- I hereby appoint my said nephew James Anderson my sole executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereto my hand subscribed at St. Johnís this ninth day of February Anno Domini 1878.

Mary her X mark Burke Signed by making her mark published and declared by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Chas Kickham, John Power.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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