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 firmly bound 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

William Murray


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 his Debts 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.

John Rossiter

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

Humbly sheweth

That your memorialist married Elizabeth the daughter of Robert Jordon, who was for many 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 Brigus and 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 the due performances of the trust offers as security William Murray and James Brennan both householders residing in


John Rossiter

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