Transcribed by Meredith Tonnesen, May 2003, Microfilm #11589
THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That if the above bounden Mary Gatcomb, Administratrix of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of Daniel Gatcomb, late of the said Parish of Grand Manan deceased, do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Real Estate, Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said Mary Gatcomb or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her, and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited, into the Registry of the Surrogate Court of the Said County of Charlotte, on or before the eighteenth day of August next ensuing, and the same Goods Chattels and all other the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of his death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said Mary Gatcomb or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her do well and truly Administer according to law, and further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of the said Administration, at or before the eighteenth day of November which will be in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-four and all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administratrix account, the same being first examined and allowed of by the said Surrogate Court or other court of competent authority in that behalf, do deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said Surrogate Court or other Court of competent authority in that behalf, by decree or sentence, pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the Act or Acts of the General Assembly of the said Province for the settlement and distribution of the Estate of Intestates shall limit and appoint; and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Surrogate Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Mary Gatcomb above be bounden being thereto required do render and deliver the Letters of Administration (probate of such Testament being first had and made) unto the said Surrogate Court, then this obligation to be void and of no effect or else to remain in full force and virtue
Sealed and delivered in the her
presence of Mary X Gatcomb
Silas W. Card mark
italics handwritten on printed form
To the Honble Harris Hatch, Esquire Surrogate Judge of Probates for the County of Charlotte in the Province of New Brunswick.
The Petition of Mary Gatcomb of the Parish of Grand Manan in the said County of Charlotte Widow Humbly Sheweth
That Daniel Gatcomb late of the Parish of Grand Manan aforesaid departed this life on the seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three at the Parish of Grand Manan aforesaid without having to the best of the knowledge and belief of your Petitioner made any will that the said Daniel Gatcomb before his death was an inhabitant of the said County of Charlotte and that he died seized or otherwise entitled under the Estate of the value of two hundred pounds situate in the said County and personal estate of the value of about seventy five pounds that the said Daniel Gatcomb left a widow mainly your Petitioner and six children: four boys and two girls Edwin. William. Lemira Chaplain. Daniel Donneth? Mary Jane and Georgene Abigail him surviving which Your Petitioner and children all reside at Grand Manan in the said County of Charlotte.
Your Petitioner prays these letters of Administration of the estate and effects of the said Daniel Gatcomb may be granted to her in due form of law.
___is in duty bound ______________
Dated 17 May 1843 Her
___seal over and _____ Mary X Gatcomb
The above sworn to before me this 18th May 1843
Surgt Judge for Probates
Charlotte SS Probate Court 7 May 1843
On the Estate of Daniel Gatcomb late of the Parish of Grand Manan in the said County, deceased, intestate Ordered
That Mary Gatcomb the widow of the said deceased have letters of Administration on the said estate. Ordered
That Mary Gatcomb together with Jamess Boyd and Thomas J_____, both of St. Andrews given bonds as the law directs in ___ knowledge found for the ____ administration of the trust.
That Church Meigs and Ebenezer Gaskill, both of Grand Manan, be appraisers upon the said estate.
Surrogate for Charlotte
To the Honorable Harris Hatch Surrogate and Judge of Probates in and for the County of Charlotte.
The Petition of Wilford Fisher of Grand Manan in the County aforesaid: ______
That on or about the seventeenth day of March last past Daniel Gatcomb of Grand Manan aforesaid yeoman died intestate leaving Mrs. Mary Gatcomb his widow and ______ him surviving..
That before and at the time of the death of the said Daniel Gatcomb he was indebted to your Petitioner in the sum of about twelve pounds.
That no letters of administration of the estate of the said Daniel Gatcomb have yet been granted to any person and that Your Petitioner is without any legal___y to receive his said debt. He therefore prays that your Honor will therefore grant administration of the said estate to him on _____the said widow in order that she may administer or failing her ___ to do so, that you will take such steps as the law directs.
And as in duty bound Your Petitioner will pray
The _____of April 1843
J. W. Chandler?
New Brunswick, County of Charlotte SS
To the Sheriff of the County of Charlotte or any Constable within the said county. Greeting. Whereas Wilford Fisher a creditor of Daniel Gatcomb late of Grand Manan in the said County of Charlotte deceased who died intestate, hath prayed that Mary Gatcomb the widow of the said Daniel Gatcomb may appear and take out letters of administration. You are therefore required to cite the said Mary Gatcomb to appear before me at a court of probate to be held at my office in Saint Andrews in the county aforesaid on Saturday the twentieth day of May next to take out letters of administration on the said Estate or show cause why the same should not be granted to the said Wilford Fisher or such other person as the said Surrogate_________to appoint
Given under my hand and the seal of the said Court this twentieth day of April 1843
Geo W. Strut H Hatch
____ ____ of Probates Surrogate for
for said county Charlotte
Filed 18 May 1843
Benjamin Guptill of Grand Manan in the said County, Constable maketh oath and saith that he served a copy of the within citation on Mrs. Mary Gatcomb at her dwelling house on Tuesday the 9th day of May current.
Sworn at Grand Manan aforesaid this 10th day of May A.D. 1843 before me
W. Maskintooth J/D.
for Ch. Co.