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Estate of Richard White 1888
After three days, application will be made to the Honorable the Supreme Court or one of the Honorable the Judges thereof for Letters of Administration in cum testamento annexo of the Estate of Richard White, late of Bay Bulls, Big Pond, Newfoundland, Farmer, deceased to be granted to Mary White, widow of the said Richard White and John White, son of the said Richard White.
P.E., Reg. Whiteway & Johnson
I certify that the notice on the other side hereof written was duly posted in the Clerk's office on the day of the date thereof and has since that date remained so posted and further that no caveat has been entered thereto.
(seal) Jos. P. Carty
To The Honorable the Supreme Court
The Petition of Mary White (widow) and of John White former both of Bay Bulls Road near St. John's
That Richard White, late of Bay Bulls, Big Pond, near to St. John's, Farmer, died on or about the twenty third day of June last having previously made and published his last will and testament thereunto annexed by which he did not name any executor thereof.
That at his decease the said Richard White left him surviving his widow Mary White and the following children, namely John, Joseph, Thomas, Elizabeth, Lucy and Anne. The said Elizabeth is unmarried. The said Lucy is wife of Henry Whitney and resides in Halifax, NS, and the said Anne is wife of Alfred Park?, Bay Bulls, Nf.
That the consent of (written sideways in the left margin:) kids? asked as the widow has applied. (initials) FBT.C.
That administration of the Estate of the said Richard White with the will annexed be granted to your petitioners is hereto annexed marked
That the Estate of the said late Richard White at his decease did not exceed in value the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars.
Your petitioners therefore herewith pray that letters of administration of the Estate of the said Richard White cum testamento annexo may be granted to them and as in duty bound will pray.
Dated at St. John's in
the Island of Newfoundland this 11th day of September A.D. 1888.
Witness the same first read
Sworn before me at St. John's John X (his mark) White
Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Be it Remembered, That on this third day of October in the Fifty Second 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 Mary White of Bay Bulls Road, Widow, John White of same place, Farmer, Edgar R. Bowering of St. John's, Merchant and John T. Cornell of same place, Carriage Builder 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 Three Thousand Dollars, 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 Mary White and John White as Administrators c.t.a. of the Estate and Effects of Richard White late of Bay Bulls Road, Farmer, 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 Mary White and John White 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 third day of April 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 Mary White and John White 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 third day of October which will be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-nine 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 Mary X White (Seal)
In re Will of
Will, Proof, Petition
Supreme Court of Newfoundland
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?????? do swear that we believe that Richard White late of Bay Bulls Road, Farmer, deceased, died with 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 the we will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of the said Goods of the deceased, and render a true account of our 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 our knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Sixteen Hundred dollars.
Sworn before me at St. John's Mary X.White
Estate of Richard White
????? C.T.A. granted to Mary
Dated October 3rd 1888
Estate sworn under $1600.00
THIS is the last will and testament of me, Richard White of Big Pond on the road from Saint John's to Bay Bulls, farmer. I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
the said Mary and Elizabeth in a proper and suitable manner, and in case he shall neglect or refuse to support them or either of them in manner aforesaid or in case my said son John predeceases me, then all and singular the said land, houses, property and goods and chattels shall go to my son Joseph White and his assigns forever but subject to the proviso that my son Joseph in that event shall support and maintain my said wife and daughter in manner aforesaid so long as they shall remain unmarried *and shall reside on the said land and in case my said son Joseph shall in his turn neglect or refuse to support them or either of them in manner aforesaid and in case both my said sons John and Joseph shall predecease me, then all and singular the said land, houses, property and goods and chattels shall go to my son Thomas and his assigns forever, but subject to the proviso that my said son Thomas in that event shall support and maintain my said wife and daughter in manner aforesaid so long as they shall remain and reside on the said land and shall remain unmarried and in case my said son Thomas shall in his turn neglect or refuse to support them or either of them in manner aforesaid while they remain and reside on the said land and unmarried, then the said land and premises, goods and chattels and appurtenances, all and singular shall form part of my residuary
estate and shall go as hereinafter provided in respect thereof: To my said son John White I give devise and bequeath so much of all that piece of land *which I hold under grant from the Crown, Number 4413, dated the thirtieth day of August Eighteen hundred and eighty (so much only) as lies to the westward of the stream or river which runs in about a northerly direction through the said land, the same to be held and enjoyed by the said John White and his assigns absolutely forever.
Thomas and Joseph as tenants in common absolutely forever.
remains it shall go to my said son John.
Signed, published and declared
*Initials GJA and DMB in margins.
SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND
Richard White's Will
Deposited by Johnson.
Page Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Saturday October 13, 2018)
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