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Estate of Flora, Alfred, Alexander, and May McLachlan 1888
Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Be it Remembered That on this 29th day of December in the 52nd 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 Alexander MacLachlan of Saint John's in the Central District of Newfoundland, Engineer, William I. Clouston of same place Tinsmith and Ambrose Churchill of same place Engineer, 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 four thousand eight hundred Dollars of good and lawful money of Newfoundland to be had, made and levied on his 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 Alexander MacLachlan shall duly and faithfully act as Guardian of the Estate and Effects of Alfred Alexander, Flora and May MacLachlan, 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.
William J. Clouston
Signed and sealed Ambrose Churchill
Geo. I. Adams
Estates of Flora, Alfred
Letters of Guardianship
Dated 29th Dec 1888
Sureties: Wm. I. Clouston
Bond for $4800.00
To the Honorable the Supreme Court or one of their Lordships the Judges thereof:
The petition of Alexander McLachlan of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland Engineer
That Alfred Smith late of Cupids in the Island of Newfoundland aforesaid Planter recently died intestate being possessed of property within the jurisdiction of your Honorable Court to the probable value of Eighteen thousand dollars and leaving him surviving his widow Elizabeth Smith and the following children viz Azariah Smith Benjamin Smith and Anna Maria wife of Henry Dawe and the following children of deceased children viz Henrietta Smith daughter of John Smith deceased and three children of Drucilla deceased wife of your petitioner and daughter of the said Alfred Smith
aged eleven and a half years, ten and a half and nine and a half years
Geo. I. Adams
In the matter of
(Official seal of Registrar's Office inserted
The Petition of Alex'r
In the matter of the Petition of Alexander McLachlan of St Johns Engineer ??? friend of the infant children of Petitioner praying for Letters of Guardianship to their estate.
Upon reading the Petition of the said Alexander McLachlan and the Affidavit thereto annexed and upon hearing Mr. Horwood of Counsel herein for the aforesaid Petitioner I do order that the said Alexander McLachlan, upon giving ???rity, be appointed Guardian to the Estate of his children Flora McLachlan, Alfred Alexander McLachlan and May McLachlan during their minority.
J. J. Little
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In the matter of the
(Official seal of Registrar's Office
Page Transcribed by Gordon Bennett
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Monday January 01, 2018)
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