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Conception Bay North - Carbonear District

Crocker's Cove

Will of Martin George (1813)
The information in this will was transcribed by SUSAN SNELGROVE ~ January 2002 from a copy of the original document. While I have tried to be as careful as possible, there could be errors. 

Will of Martin George of Crocker's Cove (1813)

In the Name of God Amen, March 3, 1813, I MARTIN GEORGE of Trennerty Bay Butt late of Conception Bay Been Sick In Body Butt of Perfect mine And memry caulling To mind the immotallity of the Body and Knowing tis appointed for all men wonce to die. First I Recommend my Body to the Earth to bee burid in Decent Christen burel And as tuching such worldly thinges as it has Please God to Blest mee. I give and Dispose In the follwn form And manner. First I give to my Well Beloved Son ROBERT GEORGE my house and half my fishing Rume with all my muvible Effects. Next I Give to my Gran Dauter AN MARSHALL the house ROBERT KNOX lives in with half my fishing Rume Butt as long as JOHNNOTHAN and PRUDENCE MARSHALL Lives the are Not to bee turnd of the Potatoe Gaund the are to set beetwene them if Eny Despute should happen Should happen the are to Devide it between them this is my last Will and testament in Newfoundland we are no Stamp is to be had.

Sind and Seal’d in the Presents of us who heare have Subcribe our Neams….

JOSEPH BUTT (x his mark)

MARTIN GEORGE (x his mark) (seal)

Harbor Grace June 21, 1814 – The within named WILLIAM MARSHALL made Oath That he drew the Will and Testament by the desire of MARTIN GEORGE who was then according to the best of his Judgement in perfect sound mind and memory.

Sworn before me.

(Note I the margin, sideways along length of page) – “The foregoing is a true Copy of the original Will recorded here this Twenty first day of June One Thousand eight hundred done at the request of “.

Transcribed by Susan Snelgrove, Uxbridge, ON January 18, January 18, 2002. Although it does not give the town for Martin George, I am very familiar with this family, and know without a doubt that he lived in Crocker’s Cove, Conception Bay.

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