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Estate of Richard Morgan 1886
Supreme Court of Newfoundland
St. John's }
Sworn before me, at Saint John's,
Administration granted to
Dated 21st Novr 1888
To the Honourable the Supreme Court on Circuit at Harbor Grace.
The Petition of Esau Morgan of Port de Grave, Fisherman
That Richard Morgan, late of Port de Grave, Fisherman, died there about thirty three years ago leaving him surviving his widow Grace Morgan, Six sons (1) John (2) Nathaniel (3) William S??? decd (4) Richard (5) Petitioner (6) Jacob and three daughters namely (1) Ann, wife of John Morgan (2) Bridget, wife of Solomon Morgan and (3) Mary Jane, wife of Charles Tucker. That said Richard Morgan died intestate and was at the time of his death possessed of property of the probable value of two hundred dollars and had a fixed place of abode within the jurisdiction of this Court.
Harbor Grace }
Sworn before me at Harbor Grace this
In the matter of the Estate
Petition for Administration
Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Be it Remembered, That on this fifth day of May in the Fifty First 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 Eight personally appeared Esau Morgan of Port de Grave, Fisherman, Jacob Morgan of the same place, Fisherman and Eli Dawe of Coley's Point, Planter and did acknowledge themselves to be held and firmly bound to our said Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors, in the penal Sum of One Thousand Four Hundred and Forty 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 Esau Morgan as Administrator of the Estate and Effects of Richard Morgan, late of Port de Grave, 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 him, the said Esau Morgan as such Administrator or to the hands or possession of any other person, or persons, for him and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the 5 fifth day of November 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 afterwards shall come into the hands or possession of him, the said Esau Morgan or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him, shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true account of his said Administration, on or before the fifth day of May which will be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Nine and afterwards from time to time as he 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 due course of Administration, or in such a 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---------- Esau X (his mark) Morgan
Page Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Thursday December 21, 2017)
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