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

William Steel Warren was born about 1812 and may be a son of John and Mary Warren who have ties to Old Perlican. He first married Ann Ryan in Trinity in January 1839. Unfortunately she died in December of the same year. He then married Margaret Piercie in Trinity in 1841. They had son James born about 1842, William Samuel born June 1844, Charles Steele born July 1846 and it would appear that both Margaret and son Robert died in May 1850. His wife Mary mentioned in the will is perhaps a third wife. At this time in 2005 we do not know. William Steel died in Harbour Grace June 3, 1876.

The son William Samuel Warren was my great grandfather. He married Mary Jane Peddle/Piddle from Mosquito (Bristol’s Hope). Their daughter Gertrude married my grandfather Ron Martin, the son of Frederick Martin and his second wife and second cousin Elizabeth Martin.


Will of William Warren

William Warren ???



Admn c/a granted to

Isaac Bartlett

June 14, 1881

Sureties ??????

and ???? ?????


Vol 4

Folio 275

Est. sworn under $1200.-

To the Honorable Robert John Pinsent

W. C. L. Presiding Justice over

the Supreme Court on Circuit at

Harbour Grace

The Petition of Isaac Bartlett

of Bay Roberts Master Mariner

Humbly sheweth

That William Warren late of

Harbour Grace Carpenter died at

Harbour Grace aforesaid the year

Eighteen hundred and seventy six

leaving a will which petitioner is

informed and believes is now in the

hands of the Chief Clerk and Registrar

of this Honorable Court.

That the said William Warren

during his life time borrowed from

Petitioner the sum of two hundred and

forty dollars to be repaid within five

years with interest thereupon at the rate

of six percent per annum.

That the sum of about one hundred

and thirty dollars is now due and

owing by the late estate of the said deceased

to your Petitioner.

That no Probate to the said Will

or administration to the estate of the

said deceased has yet been granted to any


Your Petitioner therefore prays that

Administration to the Estate of the said

deceased be granted to your Petitioner or

to some fit and proper person to be appointed

by this Honorable Court. Isaac Bartlett LS

And Your Petitioner etc.

Supreme Court


Harbour Grace

Isaac Bartlett of Bay

Roberts Master Mariner maketh

oath and saith that the contents

of the foregoing petition are correct

and true and that the ?????? William

Warren had at the time of his decease

a fixed place of abode at Harbour

Grace aforesaid.

Sworn before me

at Harbour Grace Isaac Bartlett LS

this 10th day of

May A. D. 1881


Lewis ? Emerson LS

Commr Affts.

Mrs. Mary Warren

Widow late William Warren


I have to notify

you that whereas an application

for Administration to the Estate

of your late husband be made

on Monday next by twelve o’clock

noon, I shall apply for Administration

to his Estate on behalf of Mr.

Isaac Bartlett a creditor of the

said Estate.

Yours truly

N. O. Ward

Attorney at Law

Harbour Grace

May 7th 1881 (Date could also be May 11th)

This is the last Will and

Testament of me William Warren

of Harbour Grace in the Island of Newfoundland

Carpenter in the Eighteen hundred and seventy sixth year (“in the” inserted)

of our Lord.

I William Warren in the full possession

of my reason do give and bequeath to my wife Mary

Warren the Eastward part of my dwelling house

and all the garden in front of the house occupied at

present by myself & wife for the term of her natural life

And at her death I bequeath it, that is the Eastward part

of the house to my son James Warren with half the

garden in front.

I bequeath to my Son William Warren the west

ward part of my dwelling house now occupied by him

self including one room on the first floor & all the

westward end over the first floor, and at the death of

my wife he shall have half the garden in front of the


And I bequeath to my son Charles

Warren all the new house adjoining the South-

west part of my dwelling house and a sitting

room on the first floor being in the Southwest

part of the house. My wife Mary Warren

shall receive the rents from the house that I

bequeath to Charles Warren until he comes or

his heirs to take pofsefsion of the said pro-



Arthur?? Morris LS

Witnefses Signed William Warren LS

Samuel Stowe? LS

June 1st 1876

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