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Will of Emma Lay Parmiter

Transcriber's Note:  Emma Lay Parmiter was born Emma H Atwill,  daughter of Richard Atwill and Eliza Luscombe from Devon. Richard was a mason.

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Emma married Richard W F Lay in St. Johnís circa May 1867.
Richard was a seaman and he died in St. Johnís about 1892.
Emma and Richard had seven children.
Daughter Emma Aldrienne Lay who is not mentioned in the will died as an infant.
Martha Atwill English was the wife of William English who became a well known jeweler in St. Johnís.

Emma Lay, age 47, widow, married Azariah Parmiter, age 57, widower, carpenter at George Street Methodist Church in St. John's 5/4/1894.  Azariah's wife, Amelia Green died from a fall in August 1893.  Azariah and Amelia were married in Seal Island, Labrador Sep. 20, 1860.  Azariah's family can be referenced in the will of his father Richard (click here to access Richard Parmiter will)

In the Supreme Court

In re: Estate of

Emma Lay Parmiter



Probate granted to Martha English

and Elizabeth Carberry

on the 23rd. day of July

A. D. 1909

Value of Estate $700.00

Vol. 6

Folio 206

To the Honourable the Supreme Court, or one of the

Honourable the Judges thereof:-

The petition of Martha English, of St. Johnís, in the electoral district of St. Johnís West, married woman and Elizabeth Carberry, of the same place, married woman,humbly sets forth as follows:-

I. Emma Lay Parmiter, of St. Johnís, in the electoral district of St. Johnís West, married woman, died at St. Johnís,  aforesaid on the 28th. day of June last past, having first  executed a last will and testament, which said last will and  testament, proven upon the oath of Frederick R. Matthews, Methodist Clergyman, of St. Johnís, is hereto annexed marked ďAĒ .

2. At the time of her death said deceased was possess- ed of property, within the jurisdiction of your Honourable  Court, of a value not exceeding the sum of $700.00, as will more fully appear by reference to the inventory hereto annexed marked ďBĒ.

3. Under and by virtue of the said last will and testa- ment your petitioners are appointed executrix thereof.

4. No letters of administration to the estate of the deceased, nor letters of probate to any last will and testament of said deceased have been granted to any person.

Dated at St. Johnís this 23rd. day of

July A. D. 1909

Martha English LS

Elizabeth Carberry LS

Written in the left margin, beside and at right angles to part I,

Fiat W. Horwood ? CJ.

July 23/09

ME             A     OSK

This is the last Will and Testament of Emma (Lay) Parmiter. I being in good health and in my right mind do hereby bequeath my property as follows: - To my daughter Mrs. Joseph King her fatherís pictures. To Daisy my youngest daughter the large bed & bolster with one pillow and also the organ. To my daughter Emily one small feather bed with mattress, to Bessie two feather pillows, to Minnie two ornaments, the House land & furniture not mentioned in the preceding is to be sold and the
money is to be divided equally amongst the members  of the family. The members of my family are William Geo Lay, Mrs. Fred Hiscock (Minnie), Mrs. Joseph King, 
(Ida), Mrs. Edward Carberry (Bessie), Emily Lay,  Daisy Lay. I appoint my sister Mrs. William  English as Executrix with my daughter Mrs. E. C. Carberry.


Fred R. Matthews LS                                   Emma Lay Parmiter LS
Andrew Luscombe LS
                      His                                                                      This is the last will of
      Archibald X Pike F.R.M.                                                Emma Lay Parmiter
                     mark                                                            referred to in the hereto
2 Belvedere Street                                                              annexed affidavit of Frederick 
St. Johnís                                                                          R. Matthews of date the
             May 4th 1909                                                        21st. day of July 1909
                                                                                                         Simon Butler

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