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Transcribed by Geoff Martin. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors

Estate of George Oates

In the Supreme Court
       Of Newfoundland
In the matter of
the estate of the late
George Oates late of
Carbonear fisherman
deceased

Petition of David
Oates his surviving
son for letters of
administration

Fiat Ė on usual
Security Ė Nov. 20/1900
Geo H Emerson
J.

To the Honorable the Supreme
Court of one of the Honorable
the Judges thereof

The petition of David Oates of
Carbonear Fisherman
             Humbly Sheweth

1.       That the petitionerís fater George Oates
late of Carbonear fisherman died
at that place on or about 27 years ago, intestate
2.       That the said deceased left
him surviving two sons and
four daughters Ė one son and two
daughters having since died.
3.       That the surviving two daughters
viz, Mary and Susan are married
and your petitioner is the only sur-
viving son.
4.       That the said deceased left
property of the probable value
of fifty dollars.
5.       That no probate to any will
of deceased nor letters of adminis-
tration to his estate has as yet
been granted to any person.
6.       Petitioner therefore prays for letters
of administration to the said
estate of deceased . And as in
duty bound he will ever pray.
Dated at St. Johnís aforesaid this
20th day of November 1900

          David Oates LS

In the Supreme Court
of Newfoundland

       I David Oates of Carbonear
fisherman make oath and
Say as follows:
         (1) That I am the petitioner
in the foregoing petition
         (2) The several matters and
things therein set forth are correct
and true to the best of my know-
ledge and belief.
         (3) And the inventory and value-
tion of the property of the said
estate hereto annexed marked
A is also correct and true in every
particular to the best of my
knowledge & belief.

Sworn before me
at St. Johnís aforesaid David Oates LS
this 20th day of
November A. D. 1900

      W? J? Carroll
          Commissioner

OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
In the Estate of George Oates late of
Carbonear fisherman       DECEASED
I,     David Oates ----------------------------------
of Carbonear in the Electoral District of Carbonear
in the Island of Newfoundland, Fisherman make oath and say, that
George Oates
late of Carbonear, in the Electoral District of Carbonear
In the Island aforesaid, deceased, died intestate; that I will well and faithfully ad-
minister the estate and effects, rights and credits of the said deceased, by paying his
just debts and distributing the residue of his estate and effects according to law;
that I will exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the said estate and
effects, rights and credits, and render a just and true account thereof whenever re-
quired by law so to do; that the said deceased died at Carbonear
about 27 years ago on the
day of              , one thousand        hundred
that at the time of his death, the said deceased had a fixed place of abode in the
Island aforesaid; and, that the gross value of the said estate and effects, rights and
credits of the said deceased is        Fifty       
          dollars and no more, according to the best of my know-
ledge, information and belief.

Sworn at Carbonear, in the Electoral
          District of Carbonear on the
29th day of November
A. D. 1900, before me and I certify that
Said affidavit was read over to deponent
who signed it by making his mark, and that
before signing he understood it perfectly

         W J Carroll
         Commisioner

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
In the Estate of George Oates of Carbonear       deceased
We           Charles Lang and Edward Janes both
             of Carbonear Fishermen
                severally make oath and say:
That we are the proposed sureties on behalf of    David Oates
the intended administrator of all and singular the estate and effects, rights and credits,
of George Oates           deceased, in the within bond named, for the faithful
administration of the said estate and effects, rights and credits, of the said deceased; and I the
said Charles Lang                 for myself make oath
and say : that I am worth property to the amount of one hun Fifty
dollars, over and above all incumbrances and over and above what will pay my just debts,
and every other sum for which I am now bail, or for which I am liable as surety or endorser or
otherwise, and I the said Edward Janes                for myself
make oath and say, that I am worth property to the amount of Fifty
         dollars, over and above what will pay my just debts, and every other sum
for which I am now bail of for which I am liable as surety or endorser or otherwise.

The above named Charles Lang
                and Edward Janes        were severally        Charles Laing        LS
sworn before me this 29th day of his
                November       , A. D. 1900, at Carbonear        Edward X Janes
in the Electoral District              mark
and I certify that the said affidavit was read over to
said Edward Janes and understood by him and he
signed by making his mark
             W J Carroll
                Commissioner

In the Supreme Court
In re

George Oates

             deceased

ADMINISTRATION BOND

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

In the Estate of                 deceased

I,
of           , in the Electoral District of
make oath and say : that I was present and did see the within Bond duly executed by the parties
named therein ; and that the name
set and subscribed as a witness thereto, is of the proper handwriting of me, this deponent, and
that the same was executed           in the Electoral District
of
Sworn before me at
          In the Electoral District of
          This        day of        , A. D. 190

Nothing appears to have been filled in with this form or the copy was too light to make the information legible

ADMINISTRATION BOND

Know all Men by these Presents : THAT WE
David Oates of Carbonear, Fisherman Charles
Lang of Carbonear Fisherman and Edward Janes
of Carbonear Fisherman

are jointly and severally bound unto our Sovereign Lady Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c, in the sum of
One hundred                 dollars,
to be paid to our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors, for which payment,
well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and each of us for the whole, our and each of our
executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals.
Dated the           29th day of November in the year of our Lord 1900
The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above named          David
Oates           .as administrator           of all the estate and effects, rights and
credits, of           George Oates           -------------------------------------------------,           late
of Carbonear           in the Electoral District of Carbonear ,
in the Island of Newfoundland, deceased, (who died on or about the 27 years ago day of
,    do, when lawfully called on in that behalf, make, or cause to be
made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the estate and effects, rights and credits,
of the said deceased, which have or shall come into the hands, possession or knowledge of the
said           David Oates              or into 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 Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, whenever
required by the law so to do, and the same estate and effects, rights and credits, and all the other
estate and effects, rights and credits of the said deceased at the time of        his        death, which
at any time after shall come into the hands or possession of the said           David
Oates                    or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons
for him - do well and truly administer according to law, that is to say, do pay the debts
which the said deceased did owe at           his           decease ; and further, do make, or cause to be
made, a just and true account of           his              said administration within twelve months from this
date, or whenever required by law so to do, and all the rest and residue of the said estate and
effects, rights and credits, do deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as shall be
entitled thereto under any law now in force or that may hereafter be in force in Newfoundland ;
and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the deceased, and
the executor or executors therein named do exhibit the same unto the said Court, making request
to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said           George Oates
                , being thereunto required, do render and deliver the said
letters of administration (approbation of such testament being first had and made) in the said
Court; then this obligation to be void and of no effect, or else to remain in full force and virtue.

SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED.                    his
in the presence of and I certify that said                    David X Oates
Bond was read over to the ??????????????                 mark
And was understood by them before signing                 Charles Laing       LS
                   his
             W J Carroll        Edward X Janes
                Commissioner              mark

Notice

After three days from the date
hereof application will be made
to the Honorable the Supreme Court
or one of the Honorable the Judges thereof
for letters of administration to
the estate of late George Oates late
of Carbonear fisherman deceased
to be granted to David Oates
only surviving son of said deceased

St. Johnís Nov 2 : 1900

W J C ???????????????????
          ????? Applic??

Certificate

I hereby certify that the notice
on the other side hereof written
has been posted in the office
of the Chief Clerk and Registrar
from the day of the above date thereof
until this date and that
no caveat or other objection
has been filed or entered thereto

            St. Johnís Nov 20th 1900

             W J Carroll
nd testament dated the 27th. day of October A.D. 1926 and of


Transcriber's Notes:

George Oates married Jane Pike in Carbonear 19 November 1834. From information in the petition he died about 1873.

As noted in the will George and Jane had four daughters and two sons. Mary Jane and Susanna (Mary and Susan) in the petition were twins.

Patience Emma b. 1835     died before 1900
Thursa b. 1836     died before 1900
Mary Jane b. 1839
Susanna Pike b. 1839

David b. 1843
Unknown son no details found online to date

I originally obtained this will as I thought the petitioner David Oates was the husband of Susannah Piddle/Peddle. Susannah was a younger sister of my great grandmother Mary Jane Piddle who married William Samuel Warren, a shipwright in Harbour Grace.

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