Transcribed by Geoff Martin. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES :
Abraham Martin died in August 1833. He was first married to a Catherine UNKNOWN who died in June 1823 and with whom he had seven children. Abraham then married Julia Stevenson in June 1827 when she was only 18 years of age. They had three children.
Uriah S. Martin, grandson of Abraham Martin, was a son of Samuel Waterman Martin, first child of Abraham Martin and Julia Stevenson. Samuel died at age 37 in Feb 1868 in Leading Tickles, Notre Dame Bay. Mary Ann Martin was nee Bray and was the widow of Uriah Martin, the third child of Abraham and Julia. Uriah died in Leading Tickles, August 1899.
Samuel Congdon was the widower husband of Rachel Rebecca Martin, the second child of Abraham and Julia. Rebecca died about 1875, presumably in Harbour Grace.
John D Martin was of absolutely no relation to this Martin family. John D was the son of Adam J Martin from Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland and Amelia Colton. Adam died in St. Johnís in November 1885 and his wife Amelia died in Heartís Content in January 1907. John David Martin was the manager of the Harbour Grace Boot and Shoe Factory. He was married to Amelia Churchill, daughter of Ezra Churchill and Sarah Ann Moulton. John D and his wife later moved to the USA.
John D was a brother to William Gill Trinear Martin who was married to Susie Munden Soper. The will for William GT Martin is http://nl.canadagenweb.org/as_wills_williammartin.htm John D was also in business at one stage with his brother Thomas McKenzie L Martin who handled business in Tilt Cove and was married to Alice Clara Cornick.
The will for Adam Martin can be found at http://nl.canadagenweb.org/as_wills_adammartin.htm
|Petition Abraham Martin to Uriah Martin|
In the Supreme Court
OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR
Administration granted on the 11th
day of Novír , 1903 to
John H LeMessurier
Value of Estate $ 400.00
Vol 5 Folio 439
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SUPREME COURT OR TO ONE OF THE HONOUR-
ABLE THE JUDGES THEREOF
The petition of Uriah Martin of Leading Tickles, in the Electoral district of Notre Dame, Planter
RESPECTFULLY SHEWETH AS FOLLOWS:-
(I) Abraham Martin, late of Harbour Grace, Planter, deceased, and
grandfather of petitioner, died at Harbour Grace in the year
(2) The said Juliana Martin died in July 1893, Intestate.
(3) There are no children of the said Abraham Martin deceased living at the present time, the only next of kin of the said Abraham Martin deceased now living, are Samuel Condon of Harbor Grace, Mary Ann Martin now residing at Leading Tickles, and your petitioner.
(4 ) The said Juliana Martin during her lifetime did not fully administer the Estate and effects of the said Abraham Martin.
(5) Annexed hereto marked "A" is an inventory of the Estate and effects of the late Abraham Martin deceased, remaining unadministered.
(6) The value of the Estate and effects of the said Abraham Martin deceased remaining unadministered is of the probable value of $400.00.
No Previous application for Letters of Administration cum testamento annexo de bonis non have been previously applied for.
Your Petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Administration cum testament annexo de bonis non of the Estate of the late Abraham Martin, deceased may be granted to him.
AND as in duty bound will ever pray.
St. Johnís, December A.D. 1902 Uriah Martin LS
I, Uriah Martin, of Leading Tickles, but at present of St. Johnís, the petitioner named in the foregoing petition, make oath and say that the several matters and things therein contained and set forth are correct and true.
Sworn at St. Johnís)
This 11th day
Uriah Martin LS
In the Supreme Court.
In the matter of the Will and Estate of Abraham Martin, late of Harbor Grace, Planter, deceased,
I, Samuel Condon, of Harbor Grace aforesaid, Shipwright, one of the
next of kin of Abraham Martin, late of Harbor Grace, Planter,
Dated at Harbor Grace this day of January A.D. 1902
(the same having
Samuel Congdon LS
John D. Martin LS
I, John D Martin, of Harbor Grace, Manufacturer, make oath and say that
I was present and did see Samuel Condon, the person named in
Sworn at Harbor Grace
W J Lynch
Probate granted 10 Dec
Vol 2 Folio 120
You shall Swear that you believe this to be a true
last Will and Testament of Abraham Martin late of Harbor Grace Planter
You shall swear that you will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the Deceased, so far as the Goods shall extend and the Law shall bind you ; and that you will exhibit a true, full, and perfect Inventory of all and every the Goods, Rights and Credits of the Deceased, together with a just and true account, into the Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, when you shall be lawfully called thereto: And you shall further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits and Effects of the said Abraham Martin deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgement and belief, amount to the value of Two hundred and fifty pounds sterling.
So help you God.
Sworn before me at Harbor
J Wm?? St. John?
This is the last will and testament of me Abraham Martin of Harbour Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Planter-
In the first place I give and bequeath to my
dearly beloved Wife Julia Martin all my Household Furniture
and all other my moveable
Abraham his X mark Martin
Signed Sealed published and
Alfred Mayne LS
The deponent Alfred Mayne of Harbor Grace
Barrister at Law maketh oath and saith that he this Deponent was present
and actually saw
Sworn at Harbor Grace
Clerk and Registrar
I hereby certify in compliance with the provision
of an Act of Parliament 5 Geo: 4 ??? contained by the 10 Geo cap 17
Given under my hand at the Registry of Deeds
Office Harbor Grace this Twenty Ninth day of November One thousand eight
hundred and thirty three
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Dated 17th Aug
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