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Transcribed by Geoff Martin. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Transcription Notes:
From my research, Hugh William Martin was born in Harbour Grace 12 Dec 1849, the son Frederick Martin and Emma Unknown. Frederic died suddenly in 1857 at age 45. he was a son of Robert and Mary Martin and this line ties back to Guernsey in the Channel Islands thanks to published research and collaboration by Evelyn Martin Randall in British Columbia.

Hugh married Catherine Howell at the Wesleyan Parsonage in St. Johnís about November 1876. Catherine was born about 1854 and died 24 November 1914.

They had seven children. Emma Maude, William Frederick, John, Mahala Neville, Ralph, Charles Patrick and Robert Hamilton. One of the two daughters had died by the time of Hughís death. At this time, who died is not known.


Hugh William Martin

In the Supreme Court

In re

Hugh w Martin

deceased
OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR

Administration granted to

Catherine Martin

on the 17th. Day of April

1912

Value of Estate $324.00

Sureties John Rowe

Joseph Roper

Vol 6 Folio 369

TO THE HONOURABLE SUPREME COURT OR
ONE OF THE HONOURABLE
JUDGES THEREOF:
The petition of Catherine Martin, of St. Johnís in the Island
of Newfoundland, widow,

Humbly Sheweth:-
  1. That your petitionerís late husband Hugh William Martin, of St. Johnís aforesaid, cooper, died at St. Johnís aforesaid on or about the 22nd. day of January A.D. 1912, leaving him surviving as next Ėof-kin your petitioner and five sons and one daughter.

  2. The said Hugh William Martin, deceased, died without making any Will.

  3. Hereto annexed marked ďAĒ is a just and true inventory and valuation of the property of the said late Hugh William Martin, deceased, at the time of his death as far as your petitioner can at present ascertain.

  4. No Probate of any Will of or Letters of Administration to the Estate of the said late Hugh William Martin, deceased, have been granted to any person.

Your
petitioner therefore humbly prays that your Honourable Court will grant to her letters of Administration to the Estate of the said late Hugh William Martin, deceased. AND AS IN DUTY BOUND WILL EVER PRAY, &C.

St. Johnís                       March 4th. 1912
                                      February

                                                her
                                        Catherine X Martin
                                                 mark

Witness: Robert H. Martin

NEWFOUNDLAND,
St. Johnís _ to wit:

I, Catherine Martin, of St. Johnís aforesaid, widow, the petitioner named in the foregoing Petition, make oath and say that the matters and things therein contained are just and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

     SWORN at St. Johnís
     aforesaid this 4th
S. B                            March                                 her
     day of February A. D.                               Catherine X Martin
     1912, before me                                                  mark

(Having been first read over
and explained to the deponent
who seemed perfectly to understand
the contents thereof)

Simon Butler
Clerk

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