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|Will of Matthew Martin|
|In the Supreme Court
OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR
Administration granted to
on the 16th day of December
Value of Estate $1700.-
Sureties James Cron
To the Honourable the
Supreme Court or to
one of the Honourable
The Petition of Maria Martin widow
of Matthew Martin late of Harbour Grace
* That Matthew Martin the husband of Your
Petitioner died at Harbour Grace aforesaid
on the 8th day of October 1916 without having
made a will.
2. That he left him surviving as next of kin five
daughters Emma wife of James Cron, Marion wife
of Henry Fitzgerald, Alice wife of John Lockyer,
May wife of Stanley Greaves and Isabel unmarried
the grandchildren by a daughter deceased
the wife of Victor Parsons and Your Petitioner
Written to the left of the asterisk, and at an angle, the following words.
Dec 9th. 1916
3. That at the time of his death he was possessed
of property within the jurisdiction of this
Honourable Court of the value of $1700.00
as shown by the inventory hereto annexed
marked ďAĒ which is a just, full and true
account of his estate.
4. That no probate or administration to the
said estate has heretofore been granted
or applied for.
Your Petitioner therefore prays that
Letters of Administration to the said Estate
be granted to her.
And as in duty bound Your Petitioner will
ever pray etc.
Harbour Grace Mar. 1916
Maria Martin LS
Matthew and Frederick also had three sisters:
Julia, born September 1842, married widower George Abbott in 1867 and died in October 1875 in Harbour Grace.
Elizabeth Rebecca married circa 1880 George John Corbin, son of Thomas and Sarah from Poole in Dorset. Elizabeth and George moved to Brooklyn and were still alive there in 1930.
Matthew Martin married Jane Maria Mercer. She was the daughter of Thomas and Prudence Mercer of Mercer's Cove. Jane Maria Mercer Martin died in Harbour Grace 1 June 1928.
They had 11 children but unfortunately several died quite young. Not mentioned in the will are daughters Annie Bertha and Annie Eleanor Elesdale, and sons Frederick William, Thomas and possibly John Cooper Lewis.
Emma Martin wife of James Cron, died in Harbour Grace 12 Jul 1932 and James Cron died there in 1935. Emma Martin was the second wife of James. His first wife was Frances Ross.
Marion Martin married Henry Frederic Fitzgerald. He died in Grand Falls in August 1933 and Marion died in Harbour Grace in October 1933.
Alice Martin married John Lockyer of Trinity, John was first married to Mary Cook who died in Trinity 19 May 1904. John died of pneumonia in Bonavista in 1917, the will for John is here. The son mentioned in the will as Levelle was actually Neville. He was a son of John and first wife Mary. Alice moved back to Harbour Grace after Johnís death and in 1927 she married widower Arnold Webber, Arnold was killed in a trail derailment near Mount Pearl in 1937.
Alice died in St. Johnís in November 1952. Her will is here
May Martin married Stanley Woods Greaves. They later moved to Louisville, Kentucky. May died there in 1952 and Stanley in 1959.
Isabel never married. In later years she took care of Florence Parsons, daughter of her sister Bertha. Florence had physical handicaps. Isabelle died Harbour Grace 1960.
Bertha Martin married Victor Parsons in Spaniard's Bay in 1898. She may have died around 1901/02. They had three children, Rose, Florence and Frederick. Victor was the son of Bernard and Eliza Green Parsons of Harbour Grace. Bernard and Eliza both died in 1919. Victor Parsons died in Harbour Grace 07 Oct 1930.
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