Transcribed by WAYNE PIKE
Contributed by C. HAYNES from microfilm reels at LDS Center
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
The Estate of Robert Jordon
Probate year 1829, from the LDS microfilm Estate Files # 2056192
|Be it remembered that on this fourteenth day of December in the tenth year
of the reign of our
Sovereign Lord George the Fourth by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. And in the Year of our Lord
One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty nine
personally appeared John Rossiter of Ferryland Fisherman, James Brennan
also of Ferryland
and William Murray ? Nfld and did acknowledge themselves to be held and
to — Said Lord the King his Heirs and Successors, in the penal sum of
twenty Pounds of
good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be had, made, and levied on
their Goods, Chattels, and Effects jointly &
severally if Default is made in any of the Conditions following:
Note the Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden John Rossiter, Administrator to the estate& effects of Robert Jordon late of Ferryland his late father in law deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a just, true and perfect Inventory of all and singular, the Goods, Credits, and Effects of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of him the said John Rossiter or in the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for him and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the first day of November next ensuing the date hereof; and the said Goods, Chattels, Credits, and Effects, and all other the Goods, Chattels, Credits, and Effects of the said deceased, at the time of his death, or which at any time afterwards shall come to the hands or possession of him the said John Rossiter or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true Account of him said Administer, on or before the First day of November which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thou- sand Eight Hundred and thirty and afterwards from time to time as he shall be lawfully required. And all the rest, residue and remainder of the said Goods, Chattels, Credits, and Effects, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administration Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the said Supreme Court of Newfoundland, shall and do pay and dispose of in a due course of Administration, or in such manner as the said Court shall direct; — then this Obligation to be void and of no effect, or else to be and remain in full force and virtue.
Signed and Sealed John Rossiter
in the presence of James Brennen
SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Ferryland } I Do swear that I believe Robert Jordon
To wit } late of Ferryland, Fisherman
Deceased, died without a will; and that I will well and truly AdMinister all and every the Goods of the said deceased, and pay hisDebts so far as his Goods will extend; and that I will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of the said Goods of the deceased, and render a true account of my Administration into the Registry of the said Court within twelve months from the date herein, or when shall be thereunto lawfully required; and that the whole of the Goods, Rights,Chattels, Assets,Credits, and Effects of the said deceased, which he died possessed of, within the jurisdiction of this Court, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgement and belief, amount to the value of ten pounds sterling.
Sworn at Ferryland
The fourteenth day of
Decm in the year of
Our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and Twenty – nine.
B.G. Garreth? Clerk ?
The Honable Richard Alexander Tucker Esqe Chief Judge and the Honable the Assistant
Judges of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
The petition of John Rossiter of Ferryland, fisherman
That your memorialist married Elizabeth the daughter of Robert Jordon, who was formany years a resident of Ferryland, that Mary the wife of the said Robert Jordon had been dead for eleven years, that last year in the month of December the aforesaid Robert Jordondied very suddenly without having made any will, leaving two daughters and one son. That the son has been residing for many years some place to the westward of the island, to your memorialist unknown; that Catherine the only daughter, besides the wife of your memorialist, called upon James Blaikie Esqe and renounced all claim she might have to any of her late fathers property.
That all property of the afore- said Robert Jordan died possessed of is a small piece of ground situated at Brigusand which has been occupied by the widow of Joseph Poiver for many years paying a yearly rent of thirty shillings
Your memorialist therefore prays your Lordship will be pleased to grant Letters of Administration and for thedue performances of the trust offers as security William Murray and James Brennan both householders residing in
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