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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
William Campbell



Estate of William Campbell 1886
From LDS microfilm #2057237


This is the Last Will and Testament of me, William Campbell of St. John's, Architect.

First: I hereby revoke and cancel all Wills by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will.

Second: I desire that the business now carried on in my name shall be continued and that the profits thereof shall be equally divided between my Wife Jane Judith, my son Colin and my son Archibald who shall be copartners in the said business.

Third: The whole of the balance of my property outside my said business whatsoever the same may be and wheresoever situate I devise and bequeath to my said Wife for her maintenance and support during her natural life, with power to my said wife to sell or otherwise dispose of any portion thereof upon obtaining the consent in writing of my son Colin so to do.

Fourth: Having perfect confidence in my Wife and my said son Colin that they will in all respects deal with my Estate justly and prudently, I hereby appoint them as the Executors of my Will.

Signed, published and declared by the
Testator as and for his Last Will and
Testament in our presence, who in the          April 16th 1886
presence of the Testator and of each             William Campbell
other signed as witnesses thereto.
Julia Styles
J. Ru???eily



The Last Will and Testament
of William Campbell, late
of St. John's, Architect.

Filed April 29th 1886



In The Supreme Court

Newfoundland }
St. John's          } Colin Campbell of St. John's aforesaid, Lumber Merchant, one of the within Petitioners, maketh oath and saith that the matters and things contained in the within petition are just, correct and true to the best of his knowledge, information and belief.

Sworn before me at                                        Colin Campbell
St. John's aforesaid this
29th day of April A.D. 1886.
Geo. J. Adams



In the Supreme Court
Probate Side

In the matter of the
Estate of the late William
, deceased,

Petition of Executors
for Probate to Will.

R. J. Pinsent


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

The Petition of Jane Campbell of St. John's, Widow of the late William Campbell of the same place, Architect, deceased, and of Colin Campbell of the same place, Lumber Dealer, son of the said late William Campbell

Humbly Sheweth

  1. That William Campbell of St. John's aforesaid, Architect, died on the nineteenth day of April now present having first made and published his last Will and Testament which is hereunto annexed and by which he appointed Your Petitioners Executors of his said last Will.

  2. That the said William Campbell left him surviving his Widow Jane Campbell, your Petitioner, two sons, Archibald and Colin, your Petitioner, and three daughters, Susan wife of the Reverend William Kendall of Carbonear in the Northern District, Nina wife of William Watson of St. John's aforesaid and Margaret Jane wife of John LeMessurier of St. John's aforesaid.

  3. That the said William Campbell died possessed of property not exceeding in value Sixteen Thousand Dollars.

  4. That no probate of the Will or Administration of the Estate of the said William Campbell has been granted or applied for.

          Your Petitioners therefore pray that Probate of the said last Will and Testament of the said William Campbell be granted to your Petitioners.
          And as in duty bound, your Petitioners will each pray, &c.

St. John's, April 29, 1886
Jane Campbell
Colin Campbell  




Saint John }
TO WIT     } Isaac R. McNeily of Saint John's, Barrister at Law, maketh oath and saith that on the 16th day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty six at Saint John's, he, this Deponent, was present and did see William Campbell, late of Saint John's, Architect, the Testator named in the paper writing hereto annexed, duly sign, publish and declare the said annexed paper writing as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of this Deponent and of Julia Styles of Saint John's aforesaid the other subscribing witness thereto. That Deponent and said Julia Styles 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 Deponent's knowledge and belief.

SWORN BEFORE ME at St. John's in          I. R. McNeily
the Island aforesaid, this 29th day of
April A.D. One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Eighty Six.
Otto Emerson



In the Supreme Court.}


You shall swear that you believe this to be the true last Will and Testament of William Campbell late of Saint John's in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland, Architect, deceased.

You shall swear that you will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the Deceased, so far as the Goods shall extend and the law shall bind you; and that you will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of all and every the Goods, Rights and Credits of the deceased, together with a just and true account into the Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, when you shall be lawfully called thereto: And you shall further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits, and Effects of the said William Campbell, deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Sixteen Thousand Dollars.

So help you God.

Jane Campbell          
Colin Campbell             

Sworn before me, at St. John's,
this fourth May A.D., 1886.
Otto Emerson
Commissioner of Affidavits, Supreme Court




Estate of William Campbell
late of Saint John's
in the Central District,
Architect, deceased.

Dated May 6th, 1886

Probate granted to Jane Campbell
and Colin Campbell,
the Executors named in the Will.

Estate sworn under $16,000.00



Page Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Sunday December 31, 2017)

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