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|Will of Joseph Martin|
In the Supreme Court
In re Joseph Martin
OATH OF EXECUTOR
Probate granted on the 16th day of
December 1901 to
Wm. Ward and Wm. Oke
Value of Estate $1960.00
To the Honourable the Supreme Court of Newfoundland or one of the Judges thereof
The Petition of William Ward of Harbour Grace Sub Collector HMC and of William Oke
of the same place Printer and Publisher
That the said Joseph Martin left him surviving as next of kin his widow Rebecca Martin and Grand Son James C. Martin, Grand Son Harold Martin and Grand daughter Bertha Martin.
That the estate of the said late Joseph Martin At his death did not exceed $1960.00 in value. Nineteen hundred and sixty dollars. That no letters of probate of said will or letters Of administration of said estate have been granted.
Your petitioners pray that the said will be
???????? to probate and that they be entrusted
with the execution thereof.
Dated at Harbour Grace the 10th day of December 1901.
W. Ward LS
In the Supreme Court
I William Ward of Harbour Grace
aforesaid Sub Collector HMC one of the petitioners named in the above written petition, make oath and say that the matter
and things therein contained are true.
Sworn before me at
This is the will marked(A)referred Harbour Grace
Know all men by these Presents that I Joseph Martin, Ships
Carpenter of Harbour Grace, Conception Bay, Nfld, being of sound and disposing mind, and memory, do make and publish my last
Will and Testament.
Signed, Sealed and delivered
Joseph Martin married Rebecca Churchill of Portugal Cove in Harbour Grace 16 Nov 1841.
They had only one child, Eli who married Susannah Crane, second daughter of John Crane at St. Peterís Church, Harbour Grace in October 1869. Eli was a schoolmaster and died from a stroke in Harbour Grace on 9 Jun 1901 at the age of 56.
Eli and Susannah had seven children.
Three children are mentioned. James CRANE Martin, Bertha REBECCA Martin and Harold Martin. Four children (Elizabeth, Ernest, Isabella MITCHELL and Arthur) had died earlier.
Rebecca Martin died at the age of 92 in Harbour Grace 30 Jan 1902. I believe that she was a daughter of Richard and Mary Churchill of Portugal Cove.
Susannah died in Harbour Grace May 1919.
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