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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Charles Forward


The Petition of George Forward concerning the Estate of Charles Forward

Probate year 1829, from the LDS microfilm Estate Files # 2056192

Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it Remembered That on this twenty-first day of May in the Tenth Year of the Reign of George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty nine personally appeared George Forward of Carbonear, Merchant, Patrick E. Molloy of Carbonear, Surgeon, and James Hagly (Bagly?) of Harbor Grace, Esquire, and did acknowledge themselves to be held and firmly bound to Our Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors, in the penal Sum of Nine(?).hundred and forty Pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be had, made and levied on their Goods, Chattels and Effects jointly and severally if Default is made in any of the Conditions following:

Note the Condition of this Obligation is such That if the above bounden George Forward, Administrator of the Estate of Charles Forward, his Brother, Deceased, do make or cause to be made, a just, true, and perfect Inventory of all and singular, the Goods, Credits, and Effects of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of him, the said George Forward or the lands or possessions of any other person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited, … the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the twentieth Day of May next ensuing the date hereof; and the said Goods, Chattels, Credits, and Effects and all other Goods, Chattels, Credits, and Effects of the said deceased, at the time of his death, or which at any time afterwards shall come into the hands or possession of him, the said George Forward or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him shall well and truly administer according to the Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just a true Account of his said Administration, on or before the twentieth day of May which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty and afterwards from time to time as he shall be lawfully required. And all the rent, residue, and remainder of the said Goods, Chattels, Credits, and Effects which shall be found remaining upon the said Administration Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the said Supreme Court of Newfoundland, shall and do pay and dispose of in a due course of Administration or in such a manner as the said Court shall direct ]--then this Obligation to be void and of no effect, or else to be and remain in full force and virtue.

Signed and Sealed }       G. Forward

In the Presence of }       C. E. Molloy

James ??
Clerk and Registrar

J. RYAN, PRINTER       James Burke?

Northern Circuit Court



Hr. Grace } I do swear that I believe Charles Forward, late of Carbonear, merchant, died without a will and that a will well and ….administer all…….
…………………..count of my Administration into the Registry of the said Court, within Twelve Months from the date hereof, or when I shall be thereunto lawfully required and that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits, and Effects of the said deceased, which he died possess of, within the jurisdiction of this Court, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Four hundred and seventy Pounds Sterling.

Signed "George Forward
of Carbonear, Merchant"

Sworn at Harbor Grace
The twentieth day of
April in the year off
Our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and
Twenty nine

Clerk and Registrar
Northern Circuit Court


Harbor Grace, 22 April 1829

Here with I have the honor to forward to be laid before their lordships the Judges of the Supreme Court, the necessary Affidavits of George Forward of Carbonear, merchant, in order that Administration may be .??.out by him, to the Intestate Estate of his late Brother, Charles Forward also of Carbonear, Merchant.

I have the honor to be

Your very Humble Servant

Clerk and Registrar
Northern Circuit Court
James Blackie Esq.
Chief Clerk and Registrar
Supreme Court

This deponent, Charles Forward of Carbonear in the Island of Newfoundland, maketh oath and saith that Charles Forward, brother of and a co-partner with this deponent, died in London in the month of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight and that the deponent is the nearest of kin to the said Charles Forward, now living in the Colony of Newfoundland, also that the said Charles Forward died Intestate. This deponent also swears that he is ready to enter into the …. Well and truly to administer according to law to the Intestate Estate of the late Charles Forward.

Sworn before me at Harbor Grace
20th day of April 1829

Signed "George Foreman"

Clerk and Registrar
Northern Circuit Court



Page Contributed by C. Haynes, August 2004

Transcribed by Betty Wiley August 2004

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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