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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Henry Elms


Henry Elms Sr.
Jacob and others

Estate of Henry Elms 1887
From LDS Microfilm #2057238.


(The below page was torn making some of the left side difficult to decipher)

Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

Be it remembered, That on this     Eighteenth    day of   May       in the                   year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady VICTORIA, by the Grace of God of the United King- dom of Great Britaon and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c., and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and

Personally appeared Henry Elms, of Bay Roberts in the northern District of newfoundland Fisherman Samuel Russell of so??     ?? ?elnam ??          and William Elms of same place fisherman

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   Twelve hundred pounds,dollars of good and lawful money of Great Britain-the Island of Newfoundland 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 Henry Elms------------------------------- shall duly and faithfully act as Guardian of the Estate and Effects of Jacob Elms, Mary Elms, Sarah Patience Elms, Henry Elms and George Elms ------------------- all of Bay Roberts ?eforesaid a Minors under the age of twenty-one years, and shall and do pay and dispose of such Estate 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.

Henry Elms (circular stamp)

Signed and Sealed            }
    in the presence of          }

Samuel his x mark N???ls (circular stamp)

    G ? N H?r??y               }
          Comr Sup Court       }                               William Elms (circular stamp)



(Tri-fold page second panel)


Estate of Henry Elms Sr.
late of Bay Roberts
Fisherman deceased

Letters of guardianship
to the estates of
Jacob Elms, Mary E. Elms
Sarah P. Elms, Henry Elms

and George Elms
minors granted to
Henry Elms of Bay
Roberts fisherman

Samuel Russell
William Elias

Estate sworn under



To the Honourable the Supreme Court on Circuit at Harbor Grace

The Petition of Henry Elms of Bay Roberts Fisherman

Humbly Sheweth

          That Henry Elms Senior late of Bay Roberts Fisherman deceased made and Executed an Afignment of certain land and premises to Petitioner upon certain trusts and conditions as by reference to the said Afignment which is hereto annexed will fully appear
          That there are five children of Petitioner all of whom are under the age of twenty one years the eldest being fourteen and the youngest four months of age . That Petitioner and his wife are in destitute circumstances and are absolutely unable to support and maintain the said children.
          That the property assigned by the said deed is of the value of Six hundred dollars or thereabouts and Petitioner and his wife are desirous that the same shall be realized for the support of the said children

          Petitioner therefore prays that he may be appointed guardian of the Estate of the Said children and that an ad? be made f the sale of the said property f the support

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of the said children and that such further order may be made as to justice shall appertain
          And as in duty bound he will ever pray &c
              Harb? Grace   May 7. 1886

Henry Elms


Supreme Court
on N Circuit
at H Grace

Harbor Grace }
   to wit           }          Henry Elms of Harbor Grace          Bay Roberts Fisherman the Petitioner named in the foregoing Petition maketh oath and saith that the several things therein contained are correct and true

Henry Elms

Sworn before me at     }
Harbor Grace the 7th. }
Day of May AD 1886 }

          Geo. J.Adam



(trifold page second panel)

Supreme Court
on N. Circuit
at H Grace

In the matter of the
Estate of Henry Elms
of Bay Roberts,

Petition for affidvit of
Guardian and for
sale of property

Filed May 4/87



(next two panels; written vertically from bottom upwards)

   Let the Petitioner Henry Elms be appointed
Guardian of the interests of the minor children
who may have interests reserved under the conveyance
Executed by Henry Elms Senr to him, dated the 8th of
May 1880, on and to the land described on
said assignments
The ??nal ??e?nt? St?p???          J.J.Little
                                                   Presiding Judge of the
                                                   S.Courts on Circuit at Harbor
                                                   Grace this 6th May AD 1887.



Page Transcribed by Kathleen Noseworthy

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday November 07, 2018)

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