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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Hon. John H. Warren


Hon John H Warren

Estate of Hon John H Warren 1885
From LDS Microfilm #2057177


(Note: Not certain that this is truly part of this will or the previous one for Ann Warren)

So help you GOD.

SWORN before me, at St. John's }                    Chas Bowring
this 6th day of                               }
October A.D. 1885.                      }
Otto Emerson
Commissioner of Affidavits, Supreme Court.




Newfoundland   }
St. John's to wit  }          James S. Winter of Saint John's Barrister at Law maketh oath and saith that he this deponent was for upwards of fifteen years (????) and intimately acquainted with John H. Warren late of Saint John's aforesaid, Gentleman, deceased, who died at Torquay in England on the twenty eighth day of April last. That deponent has a personal and intimate acquaintance with the handwriting of the said deceased, having acquired such acquaint-ance from very frequent observation and of his writing in correspondence and in connection with public and professional business and having had frequent occasion to read and observe his handwriting. That deponent has no doubt that the paperwriting hereto annexed marked A and - purporting to be a codicil to the last Will of said deceased and the signature "John H. Warren" sub-scribed thereto are all in the proper handwriting of said deceased. And deponent further saith that at the date upon which the said paperwriting purports to have been executed viz: the eighth day of October A.D. 1884, the said deceased was of sound and dis-posing mind memory and understanding to the best of deponents knowledge and belief

Sworn before me at          }
St. John's this 28th day     }                    J.S. Winter
of September A.D. 1885  }                     ----------------
Otto Emerson }



Estate and Will
of the Honourable
John H. Warren

late of S. John's
Gentleman, deceased.

Petition of
Charles Bowring
fr Probate

Fiat - J. I. Little



Supreme Court

In the matter of the
Estate and Will of
John H. Warren late
of Saint John's Gen-
tleman deceased

          Upon reading the Petition of Charles Bowring, executor of said deceased, for Probate herein; and upon hearing Hor Winter Q.C. of Counsel for him I do order that the Letters of Administration with the Will annexed of the Estate of said deceased granted to said Charles Bowring as in the said Petition set forth he and they are hereby revoked And I do further order that the said administration so granted to the said Charles Bowring be returned into the office of the Chief Clerk and Registrar of the Supreme Court
          Dated at St. John's this 28th day of September A.D. 1885

Upon motion of Mr                              J.I. Little
Q.C. for said                            A.J.S.C.
Chas Bowring



Supreme Court

In the matter of the Estate
and Will of John H.
Warren late of Saint
John's Gentleman
deceased -

Order for revocation
of Letters of Adminis-



Supreme Court

Newfoundland }
St John's to wit }          Thomas J. Murphy of Saint --- John's Student at Law maketh oath and saith as follows:-
That in or about the year A.D. 1881 at St John's aforesaid he this deponent was present did see John H. Warren late of Saint John's afore-said the Testator named in the paper-writing here-to annexed duly sign publish and declare the said annexed paperwriting as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of this ---- deponent and of John H. Boone the other sub-scribing Witness thereto - That deponent verily believes that the said Will was executed upon the date which appears in the memorandum endorsed upon it viz:- "Dated August 1881"
That deponent was at that time and had been for about twelve --- months a Student at Law in the Office of said John H. Boone -
That deponent and said John H. Boone then and there signed their names to such Will as such witnesses in the presence of the said Testator and of each other and that at the time of the said execution of the said Will the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind --- memory and understanding to the best of de-ponents knowledge and belief

Sworn before me          }
At St John's this            }                    TJ Murphy
25th day of September }
---------- A.D. 1885        }
Otto Emerson }



To the Honourable the Supreme Court or one of the Honourable the Judges thereof

          The Petition of Charles Bowring of Saint John's

Humbly Sheweth

          That John H. Warren late of Saint John's ----- Gentleman died at Torquay in England on the twenty eighth day of April last having previous-ly made and executed his last Will and Testa-ment which is hereto annexed.

          That said deceased in and by said Will ap-pointed Adolph G. Warren sole executor there-of

          That subsequently to the executing of said ---- Will the said deceased made and executed a codicil thereto appointing your petitioner - in the event of the death of the said Adolph G. Warren - executor thereof

          That the said Adolph G. Warren has since --- died

          That said deceased at the time of his death was possessed of property within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, of the probable value of Eighty           thousand dollars

          That Letters of Administration with the will annexed of the Estate of said deceased under
a former

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a former will, were on the third day of July last granted to your petitioner.

          That since the grant of Letters of Administra-(tion) to your petitioner as aforesaid the said (the codicil) hereto annexed has been discovered.

          That no Probate of any Will nor Administra-tion of the Estate of said deceased, save as herein set forth, has been granted to any person.

          Petitioner therefore prays that the Letters of Administration so as aforesaid granted to him may be revoked, and that Probate of the said Will hereto annexed may be granted to him
          And as in duty bound he will ever pray &c.
          Dated at Saint John's this twenty Eighth day of September A.D. 1885.

Chas Bowring

(Note: Page damaged so words in brackets are assumed.)




Newfoundland }
St John's to wit }    Charles Bowring (of) Saint aforesaid Merchant the petitioner named in the foregoing Petition maketh oath and saith that the several --- matters and things therein contained and set forth are correct and true to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me       }
at St John's afore-      }
said this 28th day       }                              Chas Bowring
of September   A.D.   }                                    ----------
1885                           }
Otto Emerson



Will of the Hon-
-orable John H.
M. L. C.

Dated August

Vol. 4

J.H. Snow



This is the last Will and Testament of me the Honorable John Henry Warren of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Gentleman member of the Legislative Council of Newfoundland being of Sound mind memory and understanding ---------------------------------------------------------
1. ----- I devise and give to my beloved children Jane Elizabeth Warren, Laura Ann Bowring, William M.H. Warren, Ella Louisa Robertson, and Adolph George Warren, all my right title and interest in and to all my Water Side premises Situate on Water Street West held under a perpetual Lease from A. Holdsworth Subject to a yearly rental of Two hundred and Sixty five pounds Sterling and also Subject to an annuity of one hundred and fifteen pounds Six Shillings and eight pence Currency to Sister Anne Warren during her life the Said devises to Share and Share alike namely one fifth of the nett annual rents arising therefrom to each payable half yearly. I also give devise and bequeath to my said children all my right title and in-terest in and to my South Side pro-perty Situate between the premises of Messrs Walter Green and Company and Job Brothers and Company and now leased to William Stephen of Dundee to Share and Share alike namely one fifth of the net annual rent arising there --------------------------------------------------------- from

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from to each payable half yearly.
I also give and devise to my said children all my right title and in-terest in and to four Lots of Land at Topsail Situate on the new Line (Byrne's Line) of Road towards Manuels and marked on the Surveyor General's office Plan as Lots Nos. nineteen, twenty-seven, Twenty nine, and thirty, Share and Share alike --------------------------------------------------
J.H.B  2------I give devise and bequeath to my beloved and dutiful Son Adolph George Warren that piece of Land situate on Rennies Mill Road leading to Upper Long Pond and lying North of the Road leading up by Quigley's to Upper Long Pond Road and bounded South by Land owned by my Sister Anne Warren and called by me 'Mount Warrenville---"-------- Also all my household furni-ture Beds and Bedding Plate and all other goods Chattels and Effects now in my dwelling house Provided he comfortably Supports his Sister Jane Elizabeth with Bed and Board and all Essential comforts and re-quirements other than clothing as long as She remains unmarried or other-wise as She may desire provided he allows and pays to her whilst un-married and a Spinster the Sum of Thirty pounds Currency yearly. -------
Also the Sum of five hundred pounds Currency or two thousand dollars -------------------------------------------------------



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3.----All the remainder of my moneys Shares Stock or Script I give and bequeath to my children ---Jane Elizabeth, Laura Ann, William M.H., Ella Louisa, and Adolph George; Share and Share alike - ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
4.----I give devise and bequeath to my children Jane Elizabeth, Laura Anne, William M. H., and Ella Louisa, the land now occupied by - John Bell(?) yielding a rental of Twenty five pounds per annum and known as "Bloomfield Farm." Also a piece of Land on the North Side of Upper Long Pong Situate on the West of Land formerly granted by Government to James Clift and last of Land owned by my Sister Anne Warren and in rear of Thomas Quigley's Land. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
5.----I give devise and bequeath to my beloved children Jane Elizabeth Laura Anne Ella Louisa and Adolph George all my mining property Sit-uate in Notre Dame Bay namely my interests of Four hundred and Sixteen Shares in the Notre Dame Mining Company otherwise Burton's Pond. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- My interest in a Lease for ever of one Square mile of mining Land at Nippers Harbor. -------------And one third interest in a

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Square Mile of Mining Land at Rogue's Harbor (less one-Seventh to be held by William M. H. Warren as by agree-ment with him) Share and Share alike - -------------------------------------------
6.----- I give devise and bequeath to my children Jane Elizabeth, Laura Anne, William M. H., Ella Louisa, and Adolph George, all the rest and residue of my lands houses build-ings mines minerals goods chattels and effects other than moneys in equal Shares.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
7.---- I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Walker during her life and whilst unmarried and whilst She Shall continue to reside with any members of my family above mentioned the Sum of Thirty dollars yearly in con-Sideration of her long and faithful Servitude to be paid half yearly from the yearly rents of my property herein before described. -------------------------
8.---- Each and Every Gift Devise and Bequest herein given or made to my daughters Shall be to their Sole and Separate use independent of the Control or use and the debts and Engagements of any present or future husband of any of my said daughters respectively -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9.---- No Gift Devise or Bequest of any
---------------------------------------------------------- Land

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Land houses or buildings or mines or minerals or any interest therein given devised or bequeathed by this Will Shall be Willed Sold Charged pledged mortgaged assigned or in any way conveyed in part or whole away from the done(?) devises or legatiee hereby indicated. ------------------------ In the Event of any Such Gift Devise or Bequest being So Willed Sold, Charged pledged mortgaged assigned or conveyed in contravention of this paragraph or in the Event of Such party being declared Insolvent or Bankrupt or in Event of the said interests being taken under attach-ment or levied on under Execution then Such Gift Devise or Bequest and all property and interest there-in Shall be and Inure for the use and benefit of the other or others of my said children then Surviving.
----------------- Provided that by the consent in Writing of a majority of the said Children entitled to any Such gift devise bequest or interest in any Lands, houses, building mines or minerals aforesaid other than the Said Water Side properties on the North and South Sides of the Harbor of St. John's the Same or any part thereof may be willed assessed or Sold ----------------------------
10.-----The foregoing Devises and bequests ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- to

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to Jane Elizabeth Warren Should She die without having been married or if married and dying without issue are to be appropriated as follows:-
One third to Adolph George Warren and after his death to his children if any in equal Shares. -------------------------------------------------------------------------
One third to Ella Louisa Robertson for life and after her death to her two children James Schoedder Roberton and Ella Louisa Laura Annie Robertson And the remaining third to Charles Warren Bowring Son of Charles and Laura Bowring called after me. ----
11---The foregoing bequests to my daughter Ella Louisa Robertson are to be to her Sole and Separate use as aforesaid during her life and widowhood and after her death to her two children James Schoedder Robertson and Ella Louisa Laura Annie Robertson.---
But Should She again marry the Same Shall upon the Event of Such marriage go to the said two children and Shall be divided between them equally on their coming of age res- - pectively for their own Exclusive use and benefit and upon the death of either of them the Share of the one So dying Shall go to Such of his or her children as may be called by the Christian name of Warren. ---------------
12.---In the Event of William M.H. Warren's death and of his wife Jessie again

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-marrying the devises and bequests to him Shall be divided equally among the children of the said William M. H. and Jessie Warren his present Wife. -------------------------------------------
13.------------ In the Event of Adolph George Warren's death the devises and bequests herein made to him Shall Survive to his wife for life and Widowhood but upon her death or marrying again the Same Shall go to the Children of the Said Adolph George Warren in equal Shares and Should the Said Adolph George Warren die a bachelor then the Said devises and bequests Shall be divided equally among his then Surviving brothers and Sisters and children of any deceased brother or Sister falling(?) by representation
I appoint my Son Adolph George Warren Sole executor of this my last will and testament.

Signed Published And     }
declared by the Said         }
testator as and for his       }
last will and testament      }          John H. Warren
in presence of us who in  }           ----------------------
his presence and in the     }
presence of each other      }
have hereto Subscribed     }
our names as witnesses     }
J.H. Boone
-------- Thos J Murphy
P.T. over




St Johns NFLD
Oct 8th 1884
Codicil to the foregoing Will - confirming Said Will save and except the amount left to Elizabeth Walker which I now revoke and do not bind myself to my reasons for so doing being quite just
Further that in the Event of the Death of my present Executor A.G. Warren that I do wish that my son in law Charles Bowring Esqr shall act as my Executor - signed by me this Eight day of October A.D. One thousand Eight hundred and Eighty four -

John H. Warren



Page Transcribed by Josephine Gazley

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday May 22, 2019)

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