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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Robert Jordon


The Estate of Robert Jordon
Probate year 1829, from the LDS microfilm Estate Files # 2056192

Be it remembered that on this fourteenth day of
December in the tenth year of the reign of our
Sovereign Lord George the Fourth
by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. And in the Year of our
Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty nine
personally appeared John Rossiter of Ferryland
Fisherman, James Brennan also of Ferryland
and William Murray
? Nfld

and did acknowledge themselves to be held and firmly bound
to Said Lord the King his Heirs and Successors,
in the penal sum of twenty Pounds of
good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be had, made, and
levied on their Goods, Chattels, and Effects jointly &
if Default is made in any of the Conditions following:

Note the Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden
John Rossiter, Administrator to the estate
& effects of Robert Jordon late of Ferryland
his late father in law deceased

deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a just, true and perfect In-
ventory of all and singular, the Goods, Credits, and Effects of the said
deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession or know-
ledge of him the said John Rossiter
or in the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for him
and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the
Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the first
day of November next ensuing the date hereof; and the said Goods,
Chattels, Credits, and Effects, and all other the Goods, Chattels, Credits,
and Effects of the said deceased, at the time of his death, or which at
any time afterwards shall come to the hands or possession of him
the said John Rossiter
or to the hands or possession of any other
person or persons for him shall well and truly administer according
to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true
Account of him said Administer, on or before the First
day of November which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thou-
sand Eight Hundred and thirty and afterwards from time to
time as he shall be lawfully required. And all the rest, 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 Ad-
ministration, or in such 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    John Rossiter
in the presence of     James Brennen
William Murray


Ferryland } I Do swear that I believe Robert Jordon
To wit } late of Ferryland, Fisherman
Deceased, died without a will; and that I will well and truly Ad-
Minister all and every the Goods of the said deceased, and pay his
Debts so far as his Goods will extend; and that I will exhibit a true,
full and perfect Inventory of the said Goods of the deceased, and ren-
der a true account of my Administration into the Registry of the said
Court within twelve months from the date herein, or when
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 possessed of, within the jurisdiction of this Court, do not, according to the
best of my knowledge, judgement and belief, amount
to the value of ten pounds sterling.

John Rossiter

Sworn at Ferryland
The fourteenth day of
Decm in the year of
Our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and Twenty nine .
B.G. Garreth ? Clerk ?

The Honable Richard Alexander Tucker Esqe
Chief Judge and the Honable the Assistant
Judges of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

The petition of John Rossiter of
Ferryland, fisherman
Humbly sheweth

That your memorialist
married Elizabeth the daughter
of Robert Jordon , who was for
many years a resident of Ferry-
land, that Mary the wife of the
said Robert Jordon had been
dead for eleven years, that
last year in the month of Decem-
ber the aforesaid Robert Jordon
died very suddenly without
having made any will, leaving
two daughters and one son. That
the son has been residing for many
years some place to the westward
of the island, to your memorialist
unknown; that Catherine the only
daughter, besides the wife of
your memorialist, called upon
James Blaikie Esqe and renoun-
ced all claim she might have
to any of her late fathers property.
     That all property of the afore-
said Robert Jordan died pos-
sessed of is a small piece of
ground situated at Brigus
and which has been occupied by
the widow of Joseph Poiver for
many years paying a yearly
rent of thirty shillings
     Your memorialist therefore
prays your Lordship will be
pleased to grant Letters of
Administration and for the
due performances of the trust
offers as security William
Murray and James Brennan
both householders residing in

John Rossiter



Contributed by C. Haynes Sept 2004

Transcribed by Wayne Pike Sept 2004

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

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