Estate of Robert Matthews 1886
From LDS microfilm #2057237
In the Supreme Court
You shall swear that you believe this to be the true last Will and Testament of Robert Matthews, late of Saint John's in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland, Accountant.
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 Robert Matthews, deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Eight Thousand Five Hundred Dollars.
So help you God
Sworn before me, at St. John's
this 28th September A.D., 1886. Jessie Matthews
Commissioner of Affidavits, Supreme Court.
Estate of Robert Matthews
late of Saint John's
In the Central District
Dated Oct 14th 1886
Probated granted to Jessie Matthews
the Executrix named in the Will.
Estate sworn under $8500.00
To the Honourable the Supreme Court of Newfoundland or to one of the Honourable the Judges thereof,
The Petition of Jessie Matthews of Saint John's, Spinster
That Robert Matthews late of Saint John's, Accountant, died there on the twenty eighth day of August last, having previously made and excuted his last will and testament which is hereto annexed of which he appointed your petitioner Sole Executrix.
That said deceased at the time of his death was possessed of property of the probable value of Eight
That no probate of any will nor administration of the Estate of said deceased has been granted to any person.
Petitioner therefore prays that Probate of the said will may be granted to her according to law
And as is duty bound she will ever pray &c.
Dated at Saint John's this 28th day of September AD 1886.
St. John's to wit }Jessie Matthews of Saint John's, Spinster, 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.
Sworn before me at St. John's
this ____ day of September AD 1886. Jessie Matthews
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Robert Matthews of Saint John's, Accountant. I devise and bequeath the whole of my estate and property real and personal and of what nature and kind soever to my dear wife Mary Stewart (should she survive me) to hold and enjoy the same for and during her natural life. Upon the death of my said wife or upon my death should my said wife not survive me, I desire that the whole of my said estate shall go to my daughter Jessie for her sole separate and absolute use and benefit for ever. And I appoint my said daughter Jessie sole Executrix of this my last Will.
Dated at Saint John's this twenty second day of September AD one thousand eight hundred and eighty three.
Signed and delivered
by the said Robert Matthews Robert Matthews
as and for his last Will
in the presence of
In the matter of the
Robert Matthews, late
of Saint John's, Accountant,
Petition for Probate
Fiat: upon the making?
of the notice & if no caveat.
Robert J. Pinsent, N.P.
WINTER & MORRISON
Official Stamp Solicitors, Notaries, Etc.
ST. JOHN'S, N.F.
SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND
St. John's }
TO WIT } James S. Winters of Saint John's aforesaid, Solicitor, maketh oath and saith that on the twenty second day of September A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty three at St. John's aforesaid he, this Deponent, was present and did see Robert Matthews, late of Saint John's, Accountant, the Testator named in the paper writing as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of this Deponent and of Edward P. Morris of Saint John's, Student at Law, the other subscribing witness thereto. That Deponent and said Edward P. Morris 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 execution of the 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
the Island aforesaid, this 25th day of J. S. Winters
September A.D. One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Eighty Six.