John Cole Inventory

Page Added 13 Oct 03
Transcribed by Meredith Tonnesen, May 2003, Microfilm #11589 (Italics handwritten on printed form)

An inventory of the estate of John Cole late of Grand Manan in the County of Charlotte & Province of New Brunswick, deceased. Appraised upon oath by us the subscribers duly appointed to that service by the Hon. Harris Hatch Esq., Judge of the Court of Probate for the County aforesaid as exhibited by Barbara Cole widow of the said deceased John Cole Viz.

Real Estate
100 Acres of land situated on Grand Manan ……………………………. 25-0-0
Personal Estate
One schooner,or vessel burthened about eighteen tons……………...……. 11-0-0
One cow……………………………. 4-0-0……………………………. 15-0-0
Dated at Grand Manan this thirty-first day of July in the year of our Lord 1823
Church Meigs )
William Gatcomb ) Appraisers

Church Meigs and William Gatcomb, two of the before named appraisers, personally came before me and made oath that the foregoing appraisement is correct and true
Sworn to at Grand Manan this 4th September 1823 Before me
H Hatch
Church Meigs
William Gatcomb

Estate of John Cole
Account Current
H. E. Foster
Grand Manan 15th Oct 1823
Colin Campbell Esq
St. Andrews
Dept. Register for the County of Charlotte
Dr. the Estate of the … (torn off)

1822 Jul 18th To cash in St. John 14 for sail 14 -- --
  To 30/9 paid in Customs for Register Of the Sch Iceplant   1 18 9
  Paid sail maker bill 20/-   1 0 0
  Paid joiner for making companion to Schooner Iceplant 40/-   2 0 0
Aug 30th 1823 One anchor for Sch Iceplant   3 6 0
  One table for Sch. Iceplant   12 10 0
  One yawl boat for Sch Iceplant   4 0 0
    38 14 9
Oct 10 Three notes of hand signed by Jno Cole 8th July 1822 for 50 each 150 0 0
  Interest on Do 57/-   2 17 6
    191 12 3
  Deputy Register & Surrogate fees for ____   3 2 0
  Printer's Bill Advertising     17 0
  Fees for transferring Sch Iceplant in Digby     17 0
  Expenses of going to St. Andrews        
  Detention in Grand Manan to execute the administration   3 4 0
  Purssers bill 60/-   3 1 0
    202 ? ?

John Cole in a/c with Richd E., Foster Co

1822 from 20 July to Nov.and in April 1823
By 133 Days Charters of Schooner Iceplant
41 12 3
30th April 1823
Schooner Iceplant _______at £150
  150 0 0
  191 12 3
One lot of land priced at £25  0  0   25 0 0
    5 0 0
One cow 100/ 221 12 3

Grand Manan
10th Oct 1823 SIGNED Richd E. Foster

Grand Manan 18 April 1823
These may certify whom it may concern, that I freely and fully approve of Mr. Richard Foster's administering in the estate of John Cole, my late husband and wish Msrs Church Meigs, Wilford Fisher, Wm Gatcomb approved as _____on the property.
SIGNED Barbara Cole

His Honor Ward Chipman Esquire president & commander in Chief of the Province of New Brunswick.

To Church Meigs, Wilford Fisher, William Gatcomb of Grand Manan in the County of Charlotte and Province of New Brunswick --           Greetings

You are hereby directed and required to make an Inventory and Appraisement of all and singular the goods chattels and effects which John Cole, late of Grand Manan, Mariner, deceased, died siezed and possessed of said to make returns of your proceedings under your hands and upon your oath into the Prerogative Court of the said county within four months from the date hereof.

Given under the Prerogative Seal of the Said Court at Saint Andrews in the said County this twenty-fourth day of April in the fourth year of hisMajesty's reign.
Surgt Judge of Probate

Mr. Richd E. Foster administrator of the late John Cole of Grand Manan. Do. To writting & executing a Bill of Sale of the Schooner Ice Plant to D. L. ______ and others. 0. 7. 10
Digby 29th
April 1823 Rec'd payment
Signature undecipherable

St. Andrews 24th April 1823—
Estate of John Cole of Grand Manan
To Richard Foster
To Probate Officer
For Amount of Probate Fees 1..10..0
Rec payment
Judge Probate--- Colin Campbell
Fees 1..12..0 Deputy Regr of Prob & wills

Charlotte, SS
KNOW all Men by these presents that We Richard Foster, Philip Newton, and William Hatch of Grand Manan and Saint Andrews, Yeomen in the County of Charlotte and Province of New Brunswick, are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord The King in the Sum of Four Hundred pounds Current Money of the province aforesaid, to be paid to our said Lord the King His Heirs and Successors: for which payment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our Heirs, Executors and Administrators and every of them and us jointly and severally firmly by these presents: Sealed with our seals, dated this twenty fourth day of April in the fourth year of his Majesty's reign, Annoque Domini 1823.

The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bounden Richard Foster, Administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of John Cole deceased, do make or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of the said Richard Foster or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for them, and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Registry of the Prerogative Court, at or before the twenty fourth day of October next ensuing; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, 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 Richard Foster or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him 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 twenty fourth day of April next; and all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels , and Credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Account, the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being, of the said Court, do deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively, as the said Judge or Judges, by his or their decree or sentence, pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the Statue made in the twenty-second and twenty-third years of the Reign of King Charles the second, Chapter the tenth, entitled “an act for the better settling Intestate Estates” 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 Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Richard Foster within bounden, being thereunto required; do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration [approbation of the said Testament being first had and made] in the said Court; then this obligation to be void and of no effect, or else remain in full force and virtue.

Richd E. Foster
Wm Hatch
Philip Newton

Sealed and delivered in the presence of Colin Campbell & [2nd name not readable]