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Estate of William Martin
Dated 10th January 1887
Admin- granted to
Caroline Martin of
Estate sworn under
Vol 4 Fol. 397
In the matter of the
Petition of Widow
Filed Ap. 1 1887
Fiat ?? ?? Pinsent??
J. A. Clift – Proctor –
To The Honorable Sir Frederick
That said William Martin deceased
That at the time of his decease
That said deceased left
That no Probate or Letters of
Your Petitioner therefore
And as in duty
Dated at St. John’s this
Caroline Martine LS
Notes for attachment:
William Martin was a grandson of Thomas and Mary Martin of the White Hills. Thomas died in 1845 and his will is posted at http://ngb.chebucto.org/Wills/martin-thomas-1-468.shtml
My research leads me to believe that Thomas Martin was once a servant of John Jones who died as a preacher for the Society of the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG). A tribute to Jones may be in the name of his son Thomas Jones Martin who married Anne Murren.
At this stage the father of William Martin is uncertain but may have been John Martin.
William Martin was first married in December 1841 to Mary Anne Russell. They had one son Edward. In December 1873 at Harbour Grace Edward married Sarah Jane Cook, a daughter of Thomas Rex Cook and Rebecca Earle. Thomas was a son of George and Elizabeth Cook.
Mary Anne Russell died in 1847 and William then married in June 1848, Caroline Cook, a daughter of George and Elizabeth Cook. William and Caroline had 10 children.
Page Contributed by Geoff Martin
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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