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You shall swear that you believe this to be the true last Will and Testament of Johanna Malone of Harbor Grace in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, Widow.
So help you God.
Sworn to before me, at St. John's, Margaret Fitzgerald
Probate granted to
After three days application will be made to the Honourable the Supreme Court or to one of the Honourable the Judges thereof for Probate of the will of Joanna Malone, late of Harbor Grace, Widow, to be granted to Margaret Fitzgerald (formerly Costello) the sole executrix named therein.
I certify that the notice on the other side hereof written was posted in my office on the day of the date hereof and has remained there until this day and that no Caveat or other objection has been entered thereto.
To the Honourable the Supreme Court of Newfoundland or one of the Honorable the Judges thereof.
The Petition of Margaret Fitzgerald (formerly Costello) of Harbor Grace, at present of Saint Johns, wife of Charles Fitzgerald
That Joanna Malone late of Harbor Grace, widow, died there in the month of February AD 1884 having previously made and Executed her last will and testament which is hereto annexed and of which she appointed your petitioner sole executrix.
Margaret Fitzgerald of Harbor Grace, at present of St Johns, wife of Charles Fitzgerald the petitioner named in the foregoing Petition maketh oath and saith the personal matters and things therein contained are correct and true.
Sworn to before me at St Johns Margaret Fitzgerald
Petition of Executrix
Whereas by letters of Administration bearing date Second day of September One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty One, nominating and appointing me Joanna Malone of the South Side of Harbor Grace, Administratrix of all and singular, the Estate and effects of my husband the late Thomas Malone of the same place, Planter
Signed and sealed in presence of
Proved before me at Harbor Grace, this second day of August A.D. 1886 by the affidavit of John Hogan, one of the subscribing witness, at or ??????
SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND
John Hogan of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland, Butcher, maketh oath and saith that on the 29th day of December A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty one at Harbor Grace aforesaid he, this Deponent, was present and did see Joanna Malone late of Harbor Grace, Widow, the Testatrix named in the paper writing hereunto annexed, duly sign (by making her mark) and publish and declare the said annexed paper writing as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of this Deponent and of James Graham of Harbor Grace aforesaid, Cooper, the other subscribing witness thereto. That Deponent and said James Graham then signed their names to such Will as such witnesses, in the presence of the said Testatrix and of each other - That previously to the said Will being so signed as aforesaid, by the said Testatrix and the said witnesses, it was read over to, and approved by the said Testatrix in the presence of Deponent and the said James Graham and that at the time of the said execution of the said Will, the said Testatrix was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of Deponent's knowledge and belief.
SWORN BEFORE ME at aforesaid,
H. W. Hapwell
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Thursday September 07, 2017)
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