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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills


Page 1


Supreme Court of Newfoundland

To Wit.          )

I do swear that I believe William James Mortimer

late of Carbonear aforesaid Master Mariner      
deceased, died with out 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 render a true account of my Administration into the Registry of the said Court, within six months from the date hereto, 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 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 four thousand five hundred Dollars.

Mary Ann Mortimer LS


      Sworn before me at          )  
St. John's the twenty second)
  Day of     October                )  
  In the Year of Our Lord One)  
  Thousand Eight Hundred     )  
 And Seventy five 


Israel ? S. McNeil LS

Commisioner of Affidavitts,
          Supreme Court


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Estate of William J Mortimer

late of Carbonear

in the Northern district

Master Mariner deceased.

Administration to


Dated the 26th of October

Estate sworn under $ 4,500

Typed at this location right angles to the text above
Entered in P. R. Vol 4


Page 3.    All handwritten




In re Estate of the late                     Supreme Court
William James Mortimer
of Carbonear Master Mariner


After three days from the date
hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court
or one of the Honorable Judges thereof for letters of   
Administration of the said estate to be granted             
to Mary Anne Mortimer, widow of the said              
late William James Mortimer                                    
St. John's Newfoundland                     
October 9th . A.D. 1875                 
W ? Whiteway                 
GRL initials                   proctor for said Mary Anne Mortimer    


Page 4. All handwritten


Re Mortimer



I hereby certify that the notice
on the other side hereof written
was duly posted up in the office
of the Chief Clerk and Registrat
of this Island of Newfound-
land on the day of the date
therof and has so remained
posted up since that date
to the date hereof.

              St. John's Nfld.

              October 12th 1875

              ? J? Wood

Actg, CC + Reg


Page 5


Supreme Court of Newfoundland


BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this       Twenty Second       day of
October in the thirty Ninth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria, By the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c., and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy five personally appeared Mary Anne Mortimer
of Carbonear in the Northern District Widow Robert Maddick ? Merchant and William Butt Trader both of Carbonear aforesaid and did acknowledge themselves to beheld and firmly bound to our said Lady the Queen, her Heirs and Successors, in the penal Sum of Nine thousand Dollars, 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:


NOW THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That if the bounden Mary Anne Mortimer as Administratrix of the Estate and Effects of William James Mortimer late of Carbonear aforesaid, Master Mariner 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 her the said Mary Anne Mortimer as such Adminstratrix or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for her and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the twenty second day of April 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 her the said Mary Anne Mortimer or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her shall well and truly Administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made a just and true account of her said dministration, on or before the twenty second day of October which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Six and afterwards from time to time as She 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 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 obloigation to be void and of no effect, or else to be and remain in full force and virtue.


 Signed and SealedMary Ann Mortimer LS
 In the presence of 
 by the said Mary Anne MortimerRobert Maddick ? LS
Israel S McNeil
 Commisioner of AffidavitsWilliam X Butt
   read and explained ISMcNeil


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To the Honourable the Su
preme Court of Newfoundland
land or one of the Honour-
able the Judges of the same


The petition of Mary Anne Mor
of Carbonear in Conception
Bay in the Northern District of New
foundland Widow
          Humbly sheweth
     That your petitioner's late husband
William James Mortimer late of
Carbonear aforesaid master mari-
ner departed this life on or about the
twenty second day of July Anno
Domini eighteen hundred and seventy
five intestate leaving him surviving
his widow your petitioner and
six children all minors namely
Mary Sophia aged eighteen years
Marion Kate aged thirteen years
Aubrey Charles William aged nine
years Elizabeth aged seven years
Victoria Beatrice aged five years
and Clara aged two years.
     That at the time of his decease
the said late William James Mortimer
was possessed of property in New-
foundland not exceeding in value  
according to your petitioner's opinion
and belief the sum of four thousand
and five hundred dollars.


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that no letters of Administration
have been granted to the said estate
of your petitioner's late husband.
Your petitioner therefore humbly
prays that letters of Administration
of the estate of her late husband
William James Mortimer may be
granted to her upon giving the usual
security and as in duty bound your
petitioner will ever pray.
St. John's Newfoundland
the 8th . Day of October A.D. 1875

Mary Ann Mortimer LS


Supreme Court

     St. John 's to wit

Mary Anne Mor-
of Carbonear in the Northern
District of Newfoundland at present
in St. John's aforesaid widow the
petitioner named in the above written
petition maketh oath and saith
that the several matters and things
therein contained are just and true-

Sworn before me at St. John's )

aforesaid this 8th . day of October )
                              Mary Anne Mortimer
A.D. 1875      )
GR Lilly?       )
Comm'r Affts. )


Page 8


Supreme Court

In re Estate of the    )
late W. J. Mortimer )
of Carbonear           )
Master Mariner       )

Petition for letters of

Fiat Oct. 14th 1875


John Hayward
     Looks like initials AJ



Page Contributed & Transcribed by Geoff Martin

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

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