Conception Bay North Region ~ Harbour Grace District
Harbour Grace - Will of Charles Garland (1834)This will was read, recorded and transcribed by BONNIE HICKEY, October, 2000. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors. If you should find any errors, then please contact me among the list of contributors.
|Will of Charles Garland|
|Registry of Deeds & Companies|
Confederation Building, St. John's
1834 Estate of Charles Garland of Harbor Grace Intestate
[Advisors?] granted Mar 3(d) 1834 to Eliz(th) Garland Widow of Deceased
SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND
Harbor Grace} I Do swear that I believe Charles Garland late of Harbor Grace Gentleman my husband 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 hereof, or when shall be the reunto 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, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Three hundred Pounds sterling.
Sworn at Harbor Grace the Twenty Ninth day of April in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty four 1834 Before me
To the Honorable Henry John Boulton Esquire Chief Justice and the Honorables the Assistant Judges of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland etc, etc, etc
The Petition of Elizabeth Garland Widow of Charles Garland late of Harbor Grace Gentleman, Honorably Sheweth That your Petitioners husband died in the year 1815, leaving your Petitioner, and Six Children him surviving, of the several ages, hereunder specified; - that since the destruction of your Petitioners late House, by the fire at Harbor Grace, your Petitioner finds it absolutely necessary; that a small portion of land, which was the only Property left by your Petitioners husband should be divided ac cording to law; your Petitioner therefore humbly brings that your lordships will be pleased to commit Administration to her, she being quite ready to enter into the named Bonds property to Administer according to law.
Elizabeth Ann Fitzgerald Age 34
Be it Remembered, That on the Twelfth day of September in the Fifth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William 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 thirty four personally appeared Elizabeth Garland of Harbor Grace Widow Thomas Marten of Port De Grave Newfoundland Wm Fitzgerald of Harbor Grace Gentleman and did acknowledge themselves to be held and firmly boun d to Our Sovereign Lord the King his Heirs and Successors, in the penal Sum of Six hundred Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be had, made, and levied on their Goods, Chattels, and Effects jointly and severally if Default is made in any of the Conditions following:
Now the Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden Elizabeth Garland Administratrix to the Intestate Estate of her Husband Charles Garland 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 may or shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of her the said Elizabeth Garland or to the hands or possession of any other person or person, for her and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the Twelfth day of March 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 her the said Elizabeth Garland or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true Account of her said Administration, on or before the Twelfth day of September which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty five and afterward from time to time as she 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.
The above data was transcribed by Bonnie Hickey and posted to the Internet in November 2000 by Stephen Baker.
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