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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
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William F. Meek

 

William F. Meek
          1888

Estate of William F. Meek 1888
From LDS microfilm #2057239

(Transcriber's Note: Throughout this document the "e" at the end of the surname "Meeke" is sometimes dropped.)

 

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
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ST. JOHN'S }
To Wit          } We do swear that we believe that William Frederick Meeke late of St. Johns in the Central District of Newfoundland Engineer deceased, died without a Will; and that we 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 my Administration into the Registry of the said Court, within six months from the date hereof, or when we 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 nine hundred of dollars.

Sworn before me, at St. John's, the 22nd day of          Eliza Atwell Meeke
December in the year of Our Lord One Thousand       James Rodger
Eight Hundred and Eighty-seven by the said
Eliza A Meeke and James Rodger

Geo. I. Adams
                  Commissioner of Affidavits

 

 

1888

Estate of William F. Meeke

late of St. Johns

In the Central District

Engineer deceased

Dated 7th Jany 1888

Admin granted to
Eliza A. Meeke and
James Rodger
St. John's
Sureties
Thomas D. Hodge
Henry Blair

Estate sworn under
               $900.00

 

 

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
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Be it Remembered That on this Twenty second day of December in the 51st 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-seven personally appeared Eliza Ashwell Meeke of St. John's in the Central District, Spinster and James Rodger of same place Accountant, Thomas D. Hodge of same place Merchant and Henry Blair of same place Merchant did acknowledge themselves to be held and firmly bound to our said Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors, in the penal Sum of One thousand eight hundred Dollars 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 Eliza A. Meeke & James Rodger as Administrators of the Estate and Effects of William Frederick Meeke late of St. John's Engineer 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 them the said Eliza A. Meeke & James Rodger as such Administrators or to the hands or possession of any other person, or persons, for them and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the 22nd day of June next ensuing the date hereof; and the said Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects, and all other the Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects of the said deceased, at the time of his death, or which at any time afterwards shall come into the hands or possession of them the said Administrators or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for them shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true account of their said Administration, on or before the 22nd day of December which will be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-eight and afterwards from time to time as they 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 Administration Account, the same being examined and allowed by the said Supreme Court of Newfoundland, shall and do pay and dispose of in due course of Administration, or 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.

Signed and sealed                              Eliza Ashwell Meek
in the presence of                              James Rodger
                                                           Thomas D. Hodge
Geo. I. Adams                                  Henry Blair
Comm'r Affts

 

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

          The Petition of Eliza Ashwell Meeke of St. Johns in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland Spinster

Humbly Sheweth

          That William Frederick Meeke late of St. Johns aforesaid Engineer died intestate in or about the month of September now last past
          That the said deceased left him surviving as next of kin a sister (Your Petitioner) and two half-brothers James Rodger and John Rodger infant children of James Rodger of St. John's aforesaid Accountant
          That the said deceased at the time of his death was possessed of property within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court not exceeding, to the best of Your Petitioner's belief, the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars.
          That no probate of any will or letters of administration to the Estate of the said deceased have been granted or applied for.
          Your petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Administration to the Estate of the said William Frederick Meeke may be granted to her
          And as in duty bound, Your Petitioner will ever pray &c
          St. John's November? 15 : 1887

Eliza A. Meek

 

 

In the Supreme Court
Probate Side

Newfoundland }
St. Johns           } Eliza Ashwell Meeke the petitioner named in the foregoing petition maketh oath and saith that the contents of the foregoing petition are just correct and true to the best of her knowledge information and belief

Sworn before me at
St. John's aforesaid                              Eliza A. Meek
this 15th day of November
A.D. 1887
Geo. I. Adams
Comm'r Affdts

 

 

1887
Supreme Court
Probate Side
In the matter of the Estate of
William Frederick Meeke
late of St. John's Engineer
deceased

Petition for grant of
Letters of Administration
to Eliza A. Meeke

Filed Nov 15th 1887

 

 

In the Supreme Court
Probate Side

In the matter of the Estate of
William Frederick Meeke late
of St. John's in the Central District
Engineer deceased

          After reading the petition of Eliza A. Meeke praying that Letters of Administration to the said Estate be granted to her and upon reading? the citation and the answer of James Rodger to said citation and upon hearing Mr. H. E. Knight of Counsel for the said Eliza A. Meeke and Mr. Morison of Counsel for said James Rodger I do order that Letters of Administration to the said Estate of William Frederick Meeke be granted to Eliza A. Meeke and James Rodger jointly.
          St. John's November 27? : 1887

Robert I. Pinsent
A.J.

 

 

In the Supreme Court
Probate Side

In the matter of the Estate
of William Frederick Meeke
late of St. John's engineer
deceased

Order of Mr. Justice? Pinsent
for grant of Letters of
Administration to Eliza
A. Meeke and James Rodger
jointly

 

In the Supreme Court
Probate Side

In the Estate of William Frederick Meeke late of St. John's in the Central District Engineer deceased at the instance of Eliza A. Meeke of St. John's aforesaid Spinster claiming as the next of kin of the said William Frederick Meeke I do order that John Rodger and James Rodger children of James Rodger do show cause if any they have why administration to the Estate of the said William Frederick Meeke should not be granted to the said Elizabeth A. Meeke by filing in the Registrar's office and serving on the said Eliza A. Meeke an answer containing the grounds on which they resist such grant within seven days after service of this citation, otherwise the claim of the said Eliza A. Meeke will be taken to be admitted by them.
          St. Johns, November 17 : 1887
Robert I. Pinsent
A.J.

Herbert E? Knight
Proctor for Elizabeth Meeke

 

In the Supreme Court
Probate Side

In the matter of the Estate
of William Frederick Meeke
late of St. John's, Engineer
deceased.

Citation upon?
John Rodger and James
Rodger, children of
Rodger (sic)

Filed Nov 17/87

(Written faintly beneath the last line:
"Served Nov 7/87"
)

 

 

In the Supreme Court

In the matter of the Estate of William Frederick Meek late of Saint Johns Engineer deceased at the instance of Eliza A. Meek of Saint Johns Spinster a sister of the deceased claiming to be appointed Administratrix of his estate

          The Answer of James Rodger of Saint Johns Draper as natural Guardian to John Rodger and James Rodger his infant children and brothers of the half blood of said deceased

Humbly Sheweth as follows:-

  1. Respondent denies the right of the Petitioner to be appointed sole administrator of the estate of deceased as prayed by her and respectfully submits that he is entitled to be appointed Administrator either solely on the ground that he represents the majority of interest in the estate of said deceased or jointly with the Petitioner
  2. Respondent prays that he may be so appointed and that he may have his costs of this answer and that such further? order may be made as to justice shall appertain

          Saint Johns November 17th 1887
          D. Morrison
          Solicitor for Respondent

 

 

Supreme Court

In the matter of the
Estate of William F.
Meek late of Saint
John's Engineer deceased

Answer to Citation
Filed Nov 18/87

Morison

 

 

Page Transcribed by Gordon Bennett

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Thursday January 18, 2018)

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