Transcribed by GEOFF MARTIN
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Will of Frederick Martin
Page 1 This is the usual folio slip

In the Supreme Court

Frederick Martin






Probate granted to

Elizabeth Martin


on the 6th day of November

A.D. 1924

Value of Estate $ 1,450.00




Vol. 8

Folio 222

Page 2


In this corner THE JUDGES THEREOF.

Is written Fiat, Nov 5th, 1924

Unknown initials

The petition of Elizabeth Martin of Saint John's, Widow, humbly

sets forth as follows:

1. Frederick Martin late of Saint John's, Marine Engineer,

died at that place on the 20th day of November, 1923, having

first made and executed his last will and testament which said

last will duly proven upon the oath of Louise Saunders of Saint

John's, Clerk to Squires & Curtis, one of the subscribing

witnesses thereto, is hereto annexed marked "A"

2. At the date of his death the deceased was possessed of

property within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court of a

value not exceeding Fourteen hundred and fifty dollars, as will

more fully appear by reference to the Inventory hereto annexed

marked "B" which is to be taken as a part hereof.

3. In and by his last will and testament the testator

appointed your petitioner the sole executrix thereof.

Your petitioner therefore humbly prays that Letters of

Probate of the last will of the deceased may be granted to her

and as in duty bound will ever pray etc.

Dated at Saint Johnís, this day of June, A. D. 1924. Elizabeth Martin LS

Page 3 A D.Q Kent?, Clerk

This is the last will and Testament of me,

Frederick Martin, Marine Engineer, at present resident

at 10 Allan's Square, St. John's, Newfoundland.

(1) I hereby revoke all former wills by me

at any time made and declare this to be my last will

and testament.

(2) I hereby appoint my wife, Elizabeth

Martin, to be the sole executrix hereof.

(3) I give, devise and bequeath my piano to

my daughter, Winnifred Martin.

(4) I give, devise and bequeath all the pro-

perty belonging to me of any nature and kind situate

in the town of Harbor Grace to my children, Ernest

Martin, Ronald Martin and Winnifred Martin, the said

property to be sold and the net proceeds of the said

sale to be divided equally between them.

(5) I give, devise and bequeath all my

household furniture and effects except only the piano

referred to in paragraph 3 hereof to my beloved wife,

Elizabeth Martin, absolutely.

(6) I give, devise and bequeath my lease-

hold property consisting of dwelling house and premises

known as No. 10 Allan's Square to my wife, Elizabeth

Martin, for her life and on her death to my daughter

Winnifred Martin, until the marriage of the said

Winnifred Martin, and on the death of my said wife and

the marriage my said daughter Winnifred Martin I

direct that the said dwelling house shall be sold and

the net proceeds divided amongst those of my children

who survive my wife and the marriage of my said daughter.

Two sets of initials in bottom left corner. Unknown and LS

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(7) All the rest, residue and remainder,

if any, of my property, goods, chattels and effects,

of whatsoever nature and kind and wheresoever

situate I give, devise and bequeath to those of my

children who survive me in equal shares.


subscribed my hand this 8th day of

May, A. D. 1917.

Signed by the said testator

As and for his last will and

testament in the presence of

us, who in the presence of Frederick Martin LS

the said testator and in the

presence of each other have

hereunto subscribed our names

as witnesses.

Laurie? Saunders, of St. Johnís, clerk to R A Squires

Richard A??????/ Squires, of St. Johnís, ?????????

The above two lines are handwritten

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This is the Inventory and Valuation of the Property of the said Deceased.

The value was assessed at $1450.