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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Nathaniel Jillard


Nathaniel Jillard

Estate of Nathaniel Jillard 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 Nathaniel Jillard late of Harbor Grace in the Northern District, Merchant, 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 Nathaniel Jillard, deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Ten Thousand Five Hundred Dollars.

So help you God.

Sworn before me, at Harbor Grace                              John P. Jillard
this third day of April A.D., 1886                              William H. Thompson
by the said John P. Jillard,
William H. Thompson                                                Robert S. Munn
and Robert S. Munn.
H. W. Trapnell
Commissioner of Affidavits Supreme Court




Estate of Nathaniel Jillard
late of Harbor Grace
in the Northern District,
Merchant, deceased.

Dated 16th April 1886

Probate granted to John P.
Jillard, Wm. H. Thompson &
Robt. S. Munn

the Executors named in the will.

Estate sworn under $10,500.




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

The Petition of John P. Jillard of Harbour Grace, Merchant.

Humbly Sheweth

          That Nathaniel Jillard, late of Harbour Grace aforesaid, Merchant, died at that place on the Sixteenth day of August last past.
          That said deceased was Petitioner's brother and partner in business.
          That said deceased before his death made and executed a Last Will and Testament which is hereto annexed and whereof he appointed your Petitioner and William H. Thomson and Robert S. Munn of Harbour Grace aforesaid, Executors.
          That said deceased died possessed of property of the probable value of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds Currency.
          That probate of the said Will or administration of the estate of said deceased has not been granted to or applied for by any other person.
          Petitioner therefore prays that probate of the said Will may be granted to him and his co-executors. And as in duty bound he will ever pray &c.
          Dated at St. John's this          day of November A.D. 1885.
D. Morison
Proctor for Petitioner



Supreme Court

Newfoundland            }
Harbour Grace to wit } John P. Jillard of Harbour Grace aforesaid, Merchant, the within named petitioner, maketh oath and saith that the several matters and things in the foregoing petition set forth are correct and true.

Sworn before me at Harbour Grace                              John P. Jillard
aforesaid this fifteenth day of
*November A.D. 1885
February A.D. 1886.
H. W. Trapnell
Commissioner of Affidavits
* denotes initials HWT in left margin.




St. John's }
TO WIT   }

          James S. Winter of Saint John's aforesaid and Barrister at Law maketh oath and saith that on the seventeenth day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty three at Saint John's aforesaid he, this Deponent, was present and did see Nathaniel Jillard, late of Harbour Grace, 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 Thomas N. Molloy, the other subscribing witness thereto. That Deponent and said Thomas N. Molloy 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 sourd and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of Deponent's knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me at St. John's, in                              J. S. Winter
the Island aforesaid this
29th day of March A.D. One
Thousand Eight Hundred and
Eighty six.
Otto Emerson



          This is the Last Will and Testament of me, Nathaniel Jillard of Harbour Grace (at present of Saint John's), Merchant. I revoke all Wills and Testaments heretofore made by me.
I devise and bequeath the whole of my Estate, real and personal of what nature and kind soever and wheresoever situate to my wife Drusilla Ingham to have, hold, possess and enjoy the same for the term of her natural life.
Upon the death of my said wife, I desire that the whole of my said Estate shall go to my brother John P. Jillard for his sole and absolute use and benefit forever should he survive her, but should my said brother die before my said wife, then I desire that upon her death, my said Estate shall go to my next of kin and be distributed among them in the same manner as if an intestate estate.
The foregoing bequests and permissions are subject to this promise or condition that as regards the share or interest which shall upon my death belong or be due or payable to me from or out of the partnership trade and business of the firm of Jillard Brothers my Executors shall have power and they are hereby directed in the event of my said brother and surviving partner so requiring it for the purpose of continuing his business, and in order not to injure the same, to leave the said amount of share or interest so due or payable to me in the said business as a loan to my said brother for such time as he shall require the same for the purpose of sustaining his said business upon good and sufficient security to the satisfaction of my Executors, he paying interest upon said amount at the rate of four per cent per annum, half yearly, on the last days of June and December in every year.


I appoint my said brother John P. Jillard, William H. Thompson of Harbour Grace, Chemist, and Robert Munn Esquire of Harbour Grace, Merchant, Executors of this my last Will.
Dated at St. John's this seventeenth day of July A.D. 1883.

Signed, published and delivered
by the said Nathaniel Jillard as                              Nathaniel Jillard
and for his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us (the words
William H. Thompson of Harbour
Grace, Chemist, having first been
Thos. N. McClay
J. S. Winter



Estate of
Nathaniel Jillard
of Harbour Grace,

Petition of Executors
for Probate of Will.

R. S. Pinsent
A. J.



Page Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Saturday October 13, 2018)

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