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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Magdalene Evans


Magdalene Evans

Estate of Magdalene Evans 1887
From LDS Microfilm #2057238.


NEWFOUNDLAND,          }
In the Supreme Court,          }


You shall swear that you believe this to be the true last Will and Testament of Magdalene Evans late of Channel in the Southern District Widow

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 New-foundland, 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 Magdalene   Evans                              deceased, and of which       she          died possessed, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of fifteen hundred ----------------Dollars

So help you God.

                                                                      (Written above the signature below) Sign here +
Sworn before me, at St. John's,Channel  }                                        Edwin Joseph Evans
   this     26th day of                                }
April          A.D.,1887 .                          }

?. T. Squarey
Commissioner of Affidavits, Supreme Court.



(trifold page)


Estate of Magdalene Evans
late of Channel
in the Southern District
widow        deceased

Dated 21st May 1887

Probate granted to Edwin J.
the Executor named in the Will

Estate sworn under $ 150000/100



   In the name of God Amen.
     I Magdalene Evans widow of John Evans of Channel in the Southern District of Newfoundland being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be givens to God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament towards my family that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor.
     I give and bequeath to my son Edwin Joseph Evans my dwelling house with the furniture belonging to it (save and except the furniture and all other articles contained in my bed-room at the time of my death.    Viz two gardens three stores wharf stage together with the land belonging thereto.
     I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Susannah Clarisa Forsey all the articles

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contained in my bedroom at the time of my death viz one bed one bedstead bedding one washstand one table one looking glass two trunks three chairs my cloathing ???ments and whatever else is found therein
     I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Matthews one chest of drawers.
     I give and bequeath to my daughter Magdalene Forsey one vase of flowers that now stand upon the parlor table.
     I also give to my daughter Ann Matthews a water side premises on the southern side of the road leading to the wharf and running N. W. by N. 62 feet. Commencing at the Northern gulch
        I give to each of my two daughters viz Ann Matthews and Magdalene Forsey a piece of land connected with my property at Channel and for which they have grants from Government specifying their bounds.
     I also direct the dwelling house and premises occupied by Emmanuel Matthews be given up to and possessed by Joseph ??? Evans the bounds of which to extend from gulch to gulch

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   I direct further that in no case whatsoever is my son Edwin Joseph Evans to sell his share or interest in the property herein divided? unless it be to one or all of my children.
     And finally should my son Edwin Joseph Evans die and his widow marry again she shall forfit and lose all right to the claim or interest in and to any part or portion of my property that may remain at my death and in such case the share or interest of the pro-perty of the aforesaid Edwin Joseph Evans my son shall be equally divided amongst his surviving children.
     And of this my last will and testament I appoint my son Edwin Joseph Evans my Executor hereby revoking all other former wills I declare this only to be my last will and testament.
     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my seal and hand at Channel in the Suthern District of Newfoundland on this the sixth day of January In the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred

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and Eighty seven.

Magdalene X Evans (Circular stamp)

   Signed Sealed and delivered
By the testator as and for her
last will and testament in
presence of? Us witnesses
    George. W. Bragg
     Wm H. Ed??an
       Methodist Ministers





TO WIT       }
             The Reverend William H. Edy?ean of Channel in the Southern District Wesleyan Minister maketh oath and saith that on the     Sixth            day of January A. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven at Channel aforesaid                          he, this Deponent, was present and did see Magdalene Evans                    late of Channel aforesaid Widow      the Testatrix named in the paper writing hereunto annexed duly sign (by making her mark) publish and declare the said annexed paper writing as and for    her    last Will and Testament, in the presence of this Deponent and of George W. Bragg of Channel aforesaid Fisherman the other subscribing witness     thereto.   That Deponent and said George W. Bragg then signed their names to each Will as such witnesses, in the presence of the said Testatrix and of each other - That previously to the said Will being so signed as aforesaid, by the said Testatrix and the said witnesses, it was read over to, and approved of by the said Testatrix in the presence of Deponent and the said George W. Bragg and that at the time of the said execution of the said Will the said Testatrix was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of Deponent's knowledge and belief.

                              sign here X   Wm H. Edyvean

SWORN BEFORE ME at ST.        }
ChannelJohn's, aforesaid, this 26th            }
  day of    April -                              }
  A. D. One Thousand Eight             }
  Hundred and Eighty - Seven          }
      ?.T. Squary
      Commissioner Affidavits
                  Supreme Court



To the Honourable the Supreme Court of Newfoundland or one of the Honourable the Judges thereof.

The Petition of Edwin Joseph Evans of Channel in the Southern District Fisherman

Humbly Sheweth

     That Magdalene Evans late of Channel aforesaid Widow deceased (mother of petitioner) died at Channel aforesaid on the tenth    day of March last, leaving previously made her last Will and testament which is hereto annexed and of which she appointed your petitioner Sole Executor.
       That said deceased at the time of her death was possessed of property of the probable value of Fourteen hun-dred dollars -
          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 him.           And as in duty bound he will ever pray &c     St Johns April 11.1887.
          Edwin Joseph Evans



Supreme Court

Newfoundland }
St Johns to wit }          Edwin Joseph Evans of                 Channel at present of Saint Johns FishermanLobster packer the Petitioner (initials framed above and below by a line) G.?.A.
named in the foregoing Petition maketh oath and saith that the several matters and things therein contained are correct and true

Sworn before me at      }
St Johns this 11th          }                              Edwin J Evans
Day of April A.D 1887 }
          Geo .I.Adams



(trifold page; second panel)

Supreme Court

In the matter of the
Estate and Will of
Magdalene Evans late
of Channel Widow


Petition of Executor
For Probate

Fiat     J.J.Little




Page Transcribed by Kathleen Noseworthy

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

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