Transcribed by GEOFF MARTIN
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
|Will of Frederick Martin|
|Page 1 This is the usual folio slip
In the Supreme Court
OATH OF EXECUTOR
Probate granted to
on the 6th day of November
Value of Estate $ 1,450.00
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SUPREME COURT OR ONE OF THE HONOURABLE
In this corner THE JUDGES THEREOF.
Is written Fiat, Nov 5th, 1924
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
(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
(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.
IN WITNESSS WHEREOF I have hereunto
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
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.