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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
George Luscombe


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

The petition of George Luscombe of Saint
John's, Cooper,

Humbly Sheweth,

That George Luscombe late of S. John's
Cooper, deceased, died at that place in
testate, on the 8th day of July last.

That said deceased left him surviving
a widow Amelia, two sons vz Carl George now resident in Boston, United States and
your petitioner, and two daughters viz:
Susannah wife of Richard Newman residing
at Twillingate, and Leah, unmarried living
in S. John's.
That said deceased at the time of
his death was possessed of property of the probable value of six hundred dollars.
That hereto annexed is the consent of
the said widow and the said daughter
??? Leah to the grant of letters of ad-
ministration of said estate to your

Petitioner therefore prays that letters of
Administration of the Estate of said
deceased may be granted to him. And
as in duty bound he will ever pray, etc.

Dated at S. John's, this 13th day of
August A. D. 1891
H. R. Hayward
Solicitor for

Supreme Court
St. John's
Andrew Luscombe of
St. John's Cooper, the within named petitioner
Maketh oath and saith that the several
matters and things in the foregoing petition
set forth are correct and true.

Sworn before me at S. John's     )
aforesaid this 13th day of            )                Andrew Luscombe LS
August A. D. 1891                     )

JospLarty???                            )
Comm                                        )


In the matter of the Estate of
George Luscombe, late of St. John's
Cooper, deceased

The below signed Widow and
daughter of the abovenamed George Luscombe
deceased hereby consent that letters of
Administration of the estate and effects
of said deceased be granted to the
Andrew Luscombe, son of said deceased
as prayed for by him in the within

St. John's August 13th 1891

Witness to signature of Amelia Luscombe
(having first been read
and explained to her)
J S Winter LS
Amelia X Luscombe

Leah Luscombe LS    

Witness to signature
of Leah Luscombe


Supreme Court
St. John's           I James S Winter of St. John's aforesaid Barrister make oath and say that I was present and did see Amelia Luscombe and Leah Luscombe the ??????? widow and daughter respectively of the above named George Luscombe each sign the above written memorandum of consent, the said Amelia Luscombe by putting her mark, and that before she signed the same in manner aforesaid the same was read over and explained to her, and she fully understood the meaning thereof

Sworn before me at St. John's       )                      J S Winter LS
this      day of August A. D. 1891 )


Filed August 14 1891
S J Winter ??


In the matter of the
Estate of George
, late of
St. John's, Cooper


Petition of Andrew
, for

Geo? J? Wells?

Aug 14, 1891

Stamp of Winter, Morison, Hayward
St. John's, Newfoundland

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Be It Remembered
That on this    16th    day of   January     in the 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    ninety three    personally appeared Andrew Luscombe of St. John's in the Central District Cooper, John S. Simms of St. John's Commission Merchant and Charles J. Barnes of St. John's, Contractor ------------------------------------------------------ and did acknowledge themselves to be held and firmly bound to our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors, in the penal sum of      Fourteen hundred dollars ---------     to be had, made, and levied on their Goods, Chattells, 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 Andrew Luscombe-------------------------------------------- as Administrator ----------------------------------------------------------- of the    Estate and Effects of George Luscombe late of    St. John's aforesaid Cooper 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 him the said      Andrew Luscombe as such Administrator ------------------------------------------------------------- or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the 16th -------------------------- day of July 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 to the hands or possession of him the said Andrew Luscombe -------------------------------------------, or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true account of his said Administration, on or before the 16th day of January which will be in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and ninety four and afterwards from time to time as he 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 a due course Administration, or in such 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           Andrew Luscombe LS
in the presence of

G. E. Harris??                     John S Simms LS
Comm                                  Chas. J. W. Barnes LS


In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

St. John's, TO WIT

I do swear that I believe George Luscombe late of St. John's in the Central District ofNewfoundland, Cooper -------------------------------- deceased, died with out a Will; and that I 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 after the date hereof, or when I shall be thereunto lawfully required; and that the whole of the goods, rights, chattels, assets, credits and effects of the said deceased, of which he died possessed, within the jurisdiction of this Court, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgement and belief, amount to the value of Seven hundred -----------------------------------------------------------------Dollars.
So help me God.

}Sworn before me at St. John's
this 14th. day of day
January A. D.1893                Andrew Luscombe LS



               Geo. I. A??????
Commissioner of Affidavits,
Supreme Court



Estate of George Luscombe

late of St. John's

in the Central

---------------------      District

Cooper                deceased


Admin. granted to

     Andrew Luscombe
St. John's
in the
Central      District


23rd. January 1893

Sureties.    John S Simms
Chas. J. Barnes

Estate sworn under 700.00/00


After three days application will be
made to the Supreme Court or one of the
Judges thereof for Letters of Administration
of the estate and effects of George Luscombe
late of St. John's, Cooper deceased, to be granted
to Andrew Luscombe, son of deceased.

St. John's August 4th 1891
Winter Morison Hayward
Solicitors for next of kin


C?A? A?G?C?
August. 4 1891


George W. Luscombe was one of several children of Philip Luscombe and Jennie Hilson from Cornwood in Devon, England.

Currently we know that George, his brother Philip and two sisters, Eliza and Jane came to Newfoundland. Eliza Luscombe was my maternal ggg grandmother.

George W. Luscombe married Amelia Frances UNKNOWN.

Philip Luscombe married Maria Marshall.

Eliza Luscombe married Richard Atwill from BroadHempston, Devon. They were married in Devon.

Their wills have been posted at and

Jane Luscombe married Jeffrey Guzzwell from Little Hempston, Devon.

George W. Luscombe and Amelia Frances UNKNOWN had six children.

Daughter Amelia A. Luscombe, married Charles Gill in September 1882 but she died in September 1888.

Daughter Elizabeth Jane Luscombe, married Andrew C Hines from Exploits in November 1878 but she died in December 1883.

Son George A. Luscombe married Elizabeth Jane Nicol of St. John's about 1878 and had moved with his family to Massachusetts about 1888.

Daughter Susanna Frances Luscombe married Richard Newman of Twillingate in October 1872.

Son Andrew Luscombe married Emily Eliza Maunder of St. John's in September 1890.

Daughter Leah Luscombe is believed to have been the last child and was unmarried at the time of George's demise.

Other names in the document for reference:

Charles J W Barnes:

Charles was an accountant. He was a partner with Charles T (G?) Burridge as Barnes & Burridge in the 1890 Might & Co. Directory for St. John's.

Barnes & Burridge (Charles J Barnes Charles T Burridge)

Contractors Builders & Lime Burners

Battery Rd, Hoylestown

Charles J W Barnes was married to Lucretia Jane Burridge, a daughter of Thomas Burridge and Sarah Newhook.

Charles G Burridge was a son of Thomas and Sarah and the business partner of Charles Barnes.

The Burridge line came from Abbottskerswell, Devon, England and were mainly a family of masons.

The first son of Richard Atwll and Eliza Luscombe was George Atwill who married Jane Burridge. Jane was a daughter of John Burridge and Frances Hallet.

We believe that John Burridge and Thomas Burridge were first cousins.

Morison of Winter-Morison-Hayward, the solicitors.

Donald Morison was a son of William Downie Morison and Bettie Blake Withell.



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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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