Estate of Mary Easton 1886
From LDS microfilm #2057543
In the Supreme Court
You shall swear that you believe this to be the true last Will and Testament of Mary Easton late of
Brigus in the Northern District of Newfoundland, Widow.
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 Mary Easton , deceased, and of which she died possessed, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Four Hundred Dollars.
So help you God.
Sworn before me, at
St. John's Brigus
this 19th of March A.D. 1886. Azariah Munden
J Wilcox Geo. C. Jerrett
Commissioner of Affidavits,
Estate of Mary Easton
late of Brigus
in the Northern District,
Dated 22nd March 1886
Probate granted to
Azariah Munden &
Geo. C. Jerrett
the Executors named
in the Will.
Estate sworn under $400.00
In the name of God Amen.
This last Will and Testament of me, Mary Easton, Widow, of Brigus, Newfoundland, was made this nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord, A.D. 1886.
I appoint Captain Azariah Munden & Mr. Geo. C. Jerrett of Brigus as Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
I give and bequeath to John Way who is now residing in my house the small garden or piece of land situate between my dwelling house and Mr. Samuel Washer's house.
I also give & bequeath to the said John Way whatever furniture may be in the Kitchen of my house at the time of my decease.
I further stipulate that the said John Way
shall have the right of inhabiting my dwelling house for a period not exceeding three years from the date of my death at the end of the space or term of three years from the date of my death, the said dwelling house with the land on which it stands shall become the sole property of John Watts of Brigus to whom I bequeath it.
I give and bequeath to Widow Henry Watts and her daughter Mary Watts, three chairs, one bedstead, two beds, boxes, table in the bedroom, my clothes and whatever else I may own at the date of my death, save and excepting the bequests afore made to the aforementioned John Way and John Watts.
The above will having been read over to the Testator in the presence & in the hearing of the said Testator & the two attesting witnesses was then signed by the said Testator in the presence of the two attesting witnesses at Brigus aforesaid this nineteenth day of February A.D. 1886.
Robert Cole and
Taylor S. E. Chafe
Supreme Court of Newfoundland
To Wit }
Robert Holland Taylor of Brigus in the Northern District of Newfoundland - Clerk in Holy Orders,
maketh oath and saith that on the nineteenth day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty six at Brigus aforesaid, he, this Deponent, was present and did see Mary Easton, late of Brigus aforesaid, Widow - the Testatrix named in the Paper-writing hereto annexed marked A duly sign, publish and declare the annexed paper writing as and for her last will and testament in the presence of this Deponent and S. C. Chafe, the other subscribing witness.
That Deponent and said S. C. Chafe 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 Brigus Robert Holland Taylor
aforesaid this thirteenth day
of March A.D. 1886
Commissioner of Affidavits,
To: The Honorable Robert John Pinsent
D.C.L. Assistant Judge of the Supreme
Court of Newfoundland or to one of
the Honorable Judges thereof.
The Petition of Captain Azariah Munden and George C. Jerrett, both of Brigus, in
the Northern District of Newfoundland.
That Mary Easton, late of Brigus aforesaid, Widow, died at Brigus aforesaid on or about the twenty third day of February last leaving her no surviving children.
That the said Mary Easton made a Will which has been proven in due form on the affidavit of The Reverend Robert Holland Taylor, one of the subscribing witnesses to said Will - which said Will and proof are hereunto annexed and marked A and B respectively.
That the said deceased Mary Easton at the time of her death was possessed of property and
of the probable value of Four Hundred Dollars.
That in and under said Will your Petitioners were appointed Executors.
That no Probate or Administration has as yet been taken out to the said Estate.
Your Petitioner therefore prays that Probate to the Will of the said Mary Easton may be granted to them - and as in duty bound they will ever pray.
Brigus, March 13, 1886
Witness Azariah Munden
J. Wilcox Geo. C. Jerrett
To Wit. }
Azariah Munden and George C. Jerrett both of Brigus aforesaid, the Petitioners within named, severally make oath and say that the contents of the within written petition are correct and true.
Sworn before me at Brigus Azariah Munden
this thirteenth day of March Geo. C. Jerrett
A.D. one thousand eight
hundred and eighty six.
Commissioner of Affidavits,
Note: (Will sent to Brigus)
In the matter of
the Will of
late of Brigus,
Petition - Afft. SC
J. J. Pinsent
Filed March 16/86