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The Petition of John Vatcher concerning the Estate of Stephen Vatcher Probate year 1892, from the LDS microfilm # 2057390
To the Honourable the Supreme Court or to one of the Honourable the Judges thereof.
The petition of John Vatcher of Burgeo.
That Stephen Vatcher late of Burgeo Planter deceased died in that vicinity by drowning on or about the 24th day of October AD 1891, intestate.
Said deceased at the time of his death was possessed of property of the probable value of Three thousand five hundred dollars.
Said deceased left him surviving ten children as follows
All of said children have signed the memorandum of consent which is hereto annexed marked "A" and before it was so signed by James, Richard, and Martha who signed the same by making their marks, it was read over and explained and thoroughly understood by them.
Petitioner therefore prays that letter of administration of the Estate of said Stephen Vatcher deceased may be granted to him.
Dated at St. John's this 2nd day of December. 1892
I John Vatcher at present of Saint John's make oath and say that I am the petitioner named in the foregoing petition and that are several matters and things set forth and contained are correct and true.
Sworn at Saint John's
Geo. J. Aoaws?
Mr. Stephen Vatcher of Burgeo was drowned through the upsetting of his punt on the 24th day of October 1891 leaving property to the amount of $3500 in all, but no will.
We the undersigned members of the family, request that Mr. John Vatcher should act in the capacity of Administrator to see the money and other property fairly divided and
Note from Les Winsor November 2008: Stephen Vatcher was lost one day when he was out at one of his traps. Here is what Small said about him in 1925:
“Stephen was one of the foremost men of this place. Was first in everything and I am sorry to have to record that such a fine man should have come to such an untimely end. Was drowned in the Long Reach late one evening in the month of October 1891 returning from his trapping which he kept up to the last. His body was not recovered until the next spring having floated and drove ashore under Richards Head”
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