Transcribed by Geoff Martin. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
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
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
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.
The above was read over to the said George Martin who signified his assent thereto and signed by him
Burin, Newfoundland – Dated this 14th day of May 1897
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