Transcribed by GEOFF MARTIN
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
|Will of Elizabeth Martin|
Page 1 This is the usual folio slip
In the Supreme Court
OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR
WITH THE WILL ANNEXED
Administration granted to James
on the 19th day of February
Value of Estate $ 1,450.00
Sureties Frederick Carter
Vol. 9 Folio 388
In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
To the Honourable the Supreme Court or one of the Honourable
the Judges thereof.
The petition of James Martin of St. John's, Tinsmith,
humbly sets forth as follows:
1. Elizabeth Martin of St. John's, aforesaid, widow, died at
died at that place on the 26th day of December A. D. 1935
having, before her death, made and executed a last Will
and Testament, which said last Will and Testament is
hereto annexed marked “A”.
2. Said deceased did not appoint an Executor in or by her
said last Will and Testament.
3. Said deceased died possessed of property within the
jurisdiction of this Honourable Court of a probable value
not exceeding the sum of $254.00, as will more fully
appear by reference to the Inventory hereto annexed marked
“B, which is to be taken as a part hereof.
4. No Letters of Probate of any last Will nor Letters of
Administration of the Estate of the said deceased have
been applied for by or granted to any person.
Your petitioner therefore humbly prays that Letters of Adminis-
Tration ( cum testamento annexo ) of the estate of the said
deceased may be granted to him, and, as in duty bound, your
petitioner will ever pray, &c.
Dated at St. John’s, this 15th day of February, A. D. 1936.
James Martin LS
Handwritten near the top left at right angles to the text:
Fiat then looks like a signature for a Higgins
Then looks like a date of Feb?
This is the last will and Testament of me,
Elizabeth Martin, Widow, of St. John's, Newfoundland,
hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time
I give and bequeath my bed and bedding to
Soloman (sic), son of James Martin.
All the rest of my estate I give and bequeath
to James Martin now living at 26 Duggan Street,
In Witness whereof, I subscribed these presents
as printed and written this 23rd. day of October
A. D. 1934.
Signed, published & declared
by the said Testator as her
last Will & Testament in the Elizabeth X Martin
presence of us both present
at the same time, who in her
presence & in the presence
of each other have hereunto
set & subscribed our names
Witness. Witness. Martin LS
Thomas Greavett? LS George
I hereby appoint James martin of Duggan Street
to be the executor of this my Estate.
Page 5 “B” Initials R. A to the left
This is the Inventory and Valuation of the Property of the said Deceased.
The value was assessed at $254.00