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Four page document received from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland June 2005
In the Supreme Court
JAMES MERRICKS JACKMAN
OATH OF EXECUTOR
Probate granted to Royal Trust Co.
and Robert Charles>
On the 27th day of January
Value of Estate $ 10, 900.83
Written in left margin
Fiat ?? Higgins
THE HONOURABLE THE SUPREME COURT OF
THE HONOURABLE JUDGES THEREOF
The Royal Trust Company of
HUMBLY SHEWETH THAT
or about the 23rd. day of November 1933 having made his last Will
and Testament which is hereunto annexed marked “A” wherein
he appointed your Petitioner and Robert Charles Jackman
of Tilt Cove aforesaid, Merchant, Executors thereof.
an Inventory and Valuation of the estate of said deceased
at the time of his death to the best of Your Petitioner’s
knowledge information and belief.
the estate of said deceased have been at any time granted
by this Honourable Court.
Your Petitioner therefore prays that this Honourable Court
or one of the Honourable the Judges thereof may be pleased
to grant to it Letters of Probate of the Will of said
And as in duty bound Your Petitioner will ever pray etc., etc
Blackwood & Cook
Solicitors for Petitioner
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
I, JAMES MERRICKS JACKMAN, of Tilt Cove, Notre Dame
I give and bequeath the
property known as “Leigh Property”
All the rest of my earthly
possessions including interest in businesses, insurance and investments I give
and bequeath to my three children
in the following proportions, namely, one sixth to MARY
EMILY MAY GOODRIDGE, one sixth to IRENE EDITH JEAN WHITE,
four sixths to ROBERT CHARLES JACKMAN.
This being my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT I do appoint
The Royal Trust Company and my aforesaid son AROBERT
This being my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT I do appoint The Royal Trust Company and my aforesaid son AROBERT CHARLESJACKMAN, both of
And I further request that the aforenamed Executors, The Royal Trust Company and Robert C. Jackman, use their discretion in paying off any part of my Estate so as not to interfere or hurt in any way the businesses in which I am at present interested.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have
hereunto set my hand at Tilt Cove this 12th day of September Nineteen
hundred and twenty-
SIGNED by the Testator, James )
Merricks Jackman, as his last (
Will in our presence, who in his ) James Merricks Jackman LS
presence and in the presence of (
each other have hereunto subscribed )
our names as witnesses. (
William Cunningham LS
Mary Cunningham LS
Page four was the inventory and valuation form that valued the estate at $10, 577.50
James Merricks Jackman was born Jan 1861 in Wimborne, Dorset, England. He was the son of Robert Jackman. In the 1921 census it was noted that James immigrated to Newfoundland in 1878.
James was a merchant and trader and a bit of an entrepreneur in the mining industry in Newfoundland. He tried his hand in several ventures over the years.
In November 1885 he married Louisa May Martin, the first child and daughter of John Saunders Martin and his first wife Emily Susannah Bray, from Island Cove near Harbour Grace. John was schoolmaster for the Church of England and a lay reader. John's great grandfather William Martin was born in Guernsey in the Channel Islands off the coast of France.
James and Louisa had three children who were named in the will.
Mary Emily May Jackman was born in Tilt Cove and married Alfred James Goodridge in Tilt Cove. Irene Edith Jean Jackman was born in Round Harbour and married George Edward White in Tilt Cove. Irene and George were living in Grand Falls during the 1921 census and later settled in Montreal by the mid 30s. Robert Charles Jackman was born in Tilt Cove and was married to Jessie Mary Emily ?? Louisa May Jackman died in Tilt Cove in May 1917.
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