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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Edward Williams


Edward Williams

Estate of Edward Williams 1886
From LDS microfilm #2057238


Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

          ST. JOHN'S, }
          To Wit.          } I do swear that I believe that Edward Williams late of Harbour Grace in the Northern District  Fisherman deceased died with a Will; and that I will well and truly administer all and every the Goods of the said deceased and pay his debts so far as his Goods will extend; and that I will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of the said Goods of the deceased, and render a true account of his Administration into the Registry of the said Court within six months from the date hereof, or when I shall be thereunto lawfully required; and that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits and Effects of the said deceased which he died possessed of, within the jurisdiction of this Court, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Five hundred --------------- dollars

Sworn before me, 18??at St. John'sHarbourGrace the Ninth }
day of January in the year of Our Lord }          Martha her X mark Williams
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty five }
Having been first read and explained
­­­                    ??
                    Commissioner of Affidavits.




Estate of Edward Williams
late of Harbour Grace

in the Northern District.

Fisherman deceased.
Dated May 4th 1886


Admin. C.T.A. granted
To Martha Williams of Saint Johns Widow

Thomas H. Ale???
William Butt
Estate sworn under $500 00/100


This is to certify that ??? ??? that I Edward Williams of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman for and in consideration of the good will and natural affection( and in my Sound Mind) I do bear toward the said parties to whom I am­ going to bequeath my property to, I do, and by these presents doth give unto John Frederick Noel half of dwelling house fronting Water Street. and after whose decease to come to his son Walter Noel, the remaing half of the said house to belong when of age to the said John F. Noel's son William Henry Noel likewise the ground in rear of said house to be equally divided between the said John F. Noel and Wm. Henry Noel, also a piece of ground situated near Harvey Street, and bounded as follows West by Wm. Brown East, by James Br??, South by Devonshire Road, and North by Harvey Street to be equally divided between the aforesaid John F. Noel, and his son Wm. Henry Noel the said Wm. H. Noel to hold the ?est part of said piece of ground ??? And be it also known that a tenement house situated in rear of the house of which I now occupy and the said tenement house of which I am the sole owner and bounded as follows North by Thos. Hawkins, South by my


own land, West by and adjoining ??? owned by Stephen Williams and East by George French, also a piece of grou?? in rear of said House. The said tenement House and ground to be given to my Nephew John Edward Williams of Stephen. when of age.
          Also a small piece of ground fronting Water Street and bounded East by Stephen French of Geo. West byGeo French North by Thos Hawkins, and South by Water Street to be given to Wm. Henry Noel, of John F. Noel the said parties of whom I have given such property to and out houses thereon or in anywise belonging to or as pertaining together with all my parks, passages, and privilege thereunto belonging to said estate.
          And this Instrument is upon this express condition that myself and my beloved wife Martha are to have and enjoy the free use and benefit of the whole estate and premises & furniture belonging to me, while she lives and remains a widow bearing my name, and not otherwise, and after her decease to come to the said parties and not before

Signed, Sealed and          }            Given under my hand and
delivered in presence of  }            seal at HarGrace in the Island
                                                       of Newfdland aforesaid this
Wm Godden                                 Third day of August in the year
                                                        of our Lord one thousand eight
   ?. ? Morin    witness                   hundred and Eighty two
                                                        Edward his X mark Williams



To the Honorable Sir Frederick B. J. Carter K.C.M.G. Chief Justice and the Honorables Robert J. Pinsent D. C. L. and Joseph J. Little assistant Justices of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

          The Petition of Martha Williams of Harbour Grace Widow

Humbly sheweth

That Edward Williams of Harbour Grace aforesaid fisherman husband of your Petitioner died at Harbour Grace aforesaid on the Eight day of August Anno Domini Eighteen hundred and eighty two leaving a Will which is hereunto annexed proven in due form
                              That the said Edward
Williams left property at Harbour Grace aforesaid of the probable value of four hundred and eighty dollars.
                              That by the terms of
The said Will your Petitioner has been bequeathed a life interest in all the Estate and effects of the said deceased as long as she remains a Widow and that she now is and has remained a Widow since the decease of the said Edward Williams

          Your Petitioner therefore prays that letters of Administration cum? testaments ­anne?? (???) to the Estate of the said Edward Williams may be granted to your Petitioner.
Witness (being first } And your Petitioner as in duty bound will ???
read over and explained }
H.W.??ell                                        Martha her X mark Williams



In the Supreme Court

Harbour Grace ?
                                        Martha Williams of Harbour
          Grace aforesaid Widow of the late Edward
          Williams late of Harbour Grace aforesaid ---------------
          Fisherman deceased maketh oath and
          saith that the contents of the Petition hereunto annexed are              correct and true.
Sworn before me at
Harbour Grace aforesaid                    Martha her X mark Williams
this tenth day of December
A.D.1884. (having been
first read over and fully
          Comr Sup Court



In the Supreme Court

Harbour Grace ?

                                        ?. Le Moine of
Harbour Grace aforesaid clerk in Holy Orders maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see Edward Williams of the same place fisherman duly sign (by putting his mark upon) the paper writing hereunto annexed as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of the other subscribing witness William Godden That before the signing as aforesaid the said paper writing was read over and fully explained to the said Edward Williams in the presence of the said William Godden and of Deponent and that after the signing as aforesaid the said William Godden and Deponent at the request and in the presence of the said Edward Williams signed their respective names thereon written as Witnesses to the said paper writing it (initials in the left margin HW?) (then) being then declared and published by the said Edward Williams as and for his last Will and Testament And that the said Edward Williams was at the time of signing the same of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding.
Sworn before and at               }
Harbour Grace aforesaid       }                      ??. LeMoine
this Eighth­­ day of December }
A.D. 1884.                              }
          HW ??ll
          Comr Sup Courts



1884          Paper ???
Will of      ??? ?.00.
The late Edward Williams

Petition for
Admn C.T.A.

Fiat.   J.J.Little.

(Written on the third fold, vertically starting from the bottom of the paper at the edge of the fold)
Proved before me at Harbor Grace this Eighth day
of December AD. 1884, ?? N. LeMoine one of
the subscribing Witnesses, at three o'Clock ???
                                        ?W. ???ll
                                               ComrSp. Court


E??.          3.75
Copy         2.50
???               50



Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this twenty second day of April in the forty ninth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady VICTORIA by the Grace of God, of the United King-dom 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 Martha Williams Widow of the late Edward Williams Thomas Alcock of Harbour Grace Planter and William Butt Junior of Harbour Grace Planter 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 one 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 Martha Williams as Administratrix
of the Estate and Effects of Edward Williams late of Harbour Grace in the Northern District fisherman 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 her the said Martha Williams as such Administratrix or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for her and the same so made do exhibit,or cause to be exhibited, into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the twenty second day of October next ensuing the date hereof; and the said Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects, and all other the Goods, Chattels, Credits, and Ef-fects of the said deceased, at the time of his death, or which at any time afterwards shall come to the hands or possession of her the said Martha Williams
                                        or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her shall well and truly admin-ister according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true Account of her said Administration, on or before the twenty second day of April which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and eighty seven and afterwards from time to time as she 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 Ad-ministration 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  }                 Martha her X mark Williams
in the presence of _}
having been read over               Thomas H. Alcock
and explained.
HW ???                                     William Butt
Comr Sup. Court



Page Transcribed by Kathleen Noseworthy

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Sunday December 10, 2017)

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