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Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 10 probate year 1885.

Will of John Burke

Last Will and Testament of
John Burke late of St. Jacques
Fortune Bay Planter deceased.

I John Burke Merchant of St. Jacques being sound in mind but sick in body do declare this my last will and testament. To my wife Catherine I leave all money that I die possessed of to be at her decease divided among our children as she may see fit. These monies not to include one hundred and fifty pounds ( £ 150) invested in a line of Steamers running between St. John's and New York. This money ( £ 150) I leave to my son, Lewis. Whatsoever share in the business of Burke Bros. I may die possessed of I leave to my wife Catherine on condition that it be employed in the business of the firm as heretofore. Any other property not mentioned already that I may die possessed of I leave to my wife Catherine.

Dated June 4/84 Signed John X Burke his mark -

Signed in the presence of the witnesses who also signed in presence of each other - Conrad Fitzgerald - Patrick J. Burke - Ambrose Burke. I Certify that the foregoing is a correct copy. P. Emerson Registrar

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