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Estate of Henry Miles 1886
Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Northern District }
Sworn before me, at Twillingate,
Admin C.T.A. granted to
Estate sworn under
(Written in the margin:) The will of Henry Miles
This is the Last Will and Testament of Henry Miles, Planter, Salt Harbor, Herring Neck, in the District of Twillingate, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland.
First. I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Selina Miles, and to my four children, namely Susan Squires, Emily Miles, Francis Miles, and Victor Willie Miles, all monies I may be possessed of at the time of my death, to be equally divided amongst them, share and share alike.
Fifthly. My household property to be divided between my two daughters Susan Squires and Emily Miles. The harmonium I leave to my daughter Emily.
Signed by the said Testator,
In the presence of us, who signed John X (his mark) Philpott
Dated this twentieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty six (1886).
I appoint the Revd John Hewitt and Mr. James Lo??yer, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.
Supreme Court on
Francis Miles of Herring Neck in the Northern District, Fisherman, maketh oath and saith that on the twentieth day of April last at Herring Neck aforesaid, he, this deponent was present and did see Henry Miles, the Testator named in the paper writing hereto annexed duly sign, publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament in the presence of this deponent and of John Philpott, the other subscribing witness thereto, that deponent and the said John Philpott then and there subscribed their names to the said paper writing as such witnesses in the presence of the said testator and of each other, all present at the same time, that the said Testator at the time he so signed and published the said paper writing was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of deponents knowledge and belief.
Sworn before me at Twillingate
We, Selina Miles, Susan Squires, Simon Squires, Emily Miles, Francis Miles, and Victor Willie Miles, do hereby consent that Francis Miles of Herring Neck in the Northern District, planter, be appointed administrator cum testaments annexed of the Estate of Henry Miles, late of Herring Neck, planter, deceased.
Witness the same having been first Selina Miles
Supreme Court on
The petition of Francis Miles Sr. of Herring Neck in the Northern District, Planter
That Henry Miles, late of Herring Neck aforesaid, Fisherman, deceased, died on or about the month of July last with a will which is hereunto annexed marked A leaving him surviving his widow and four children viz Susan married to Simon Squires, Emily; and Francis and Victor Willie both under the age of twenty one years.
That at the time of the decease of the said Henry Miles, he was possessed of property and effects of the probable value of four thousand dollars.
That said Selina Miles, Susan Squires, Simon Squires and Emily Miles do consent that letters of administrationG.I.A. cum testaments annexed of the said estate of the said late Henry Miles be granted to
Francis Miles Sr. your petitioner which consent is hereunto annexed marked B.
That no letters of probate or administration to the said estate of the said late Henry Miles have been granted.
Your petitioner therefore humbly prays that your Lordship will grant letters of administration cum testaments annexed to your petitioner and also that a guardian may be appointed for the said Francis Miles and Victor Willie Miles.
And as in duty bound will ever pray.
Francis Miles of Herring Neck in the Northern District, Planter, maketh oath and saith that the several matters and things set forth in the foregoing petition are just and true to the best of deponents knowledge and belief.
Sworn before me at
In the matter of the
Petition and affidavit
Admin. C.F.A. is granted
Supreme Court of Newfoundland
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this Fourteenth day of October in the Fiftieth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c, and in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Six, personally appeared Selina Miles of Herring Neck in the Northern District, Widow, Francis Miles of same place, planter, William Stirling of Twillingate in said district, doctor of the deceased and William Lethbridge of same place, merchant, and did acknowledge themselves to be held and firmly bound to our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors, in the penal sum of Nine Thousand Dollars to be had, made and levied on their Goods, Chattels, and Effects jointly and severally if default is made in any of the Conditions following:-
NOW THE CONDITION of this Obligation is such, that if the above bounden Selina Miles and Francis Miles as Administratrix and Administrator cum testaments annexed of the Estate and Effects of Henry Miles, late of Herring Neck in the Northern District of Newfoundland, planter, deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a just, true and perfect Inventory of all and singular, the Goods, Credits and Effects of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of them the said Selina Miles and Francis Miles as such Administratrix and Administrator cum testaments annexed or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for them and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the Fourteenth day of April next ensuing the date hereof; and the said Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects, and all other the Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects of the said deceased, at the time of his death, or which at any time afterward shall come to the hands or possession of them the said Selina Miles and Francis Miles or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for them shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true account of their said Administration, on or before the Fourteenth day of October which will be in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Seven, and afterwards from time to time as they shall be lawfully required. And all the rest, residue, and remainder of the said Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administration account, the same being examined and allowed by the said Supreme Court of Newfoundland, shall and do pay and dispose of in a due course of Administration, or in such manner as the said Court shall direct;--then this Obligation to be void and of no effect or else to be and remain in full force and virtue.
Signed and Sealed in the Silena Milles
Page Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Thursday December 21, 2017)
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