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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
(D)
James Dawson

 

James Dawson
          1894

The Estate of James Dawson 1894
From LDS microfilm 2057392

 

AFFIDAVIT
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In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
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NEWFOUNDLAND,    } We, Fenwick Crane of St. John's
St. John's To Wit:          } in the Central District, Accountant and Martin W. Furlong of the same                                         place, Solicitor
                                        do swear that we believe this to be the true Last Will and Testament of James Dawson late of St. John's, Draper deceased. We do further swear that we will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the said deceased so far as his Goods shall extend, and the law shall bind us, and that we will exhibit a full, true and perfect Inventory of all and every the Goods, Rights and Credits of the deceased, together with a just and true account into the Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, when we shall be lawfully called thereto. And we do further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits and Effects of the said James Dawson, deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not, according to the best of our knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of  Five Thousand five hundred dollars-----------------

So help us God

Sworn before me, at St. John's          } Martin W. Furlong
This Twenty first day of                    } Fenwick Crane
December A.D., 1894                       } by
The said Martin W. Furlong and
the said Fenwick Crane.

Geo J. Adams
Commissioner of Affidavits
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Supreme Court

 

112

1894
Estate of James Dawson
late of St John's
Central District
Draper deceased
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Probate granted to Martin W. Furlong
and Fenwick Crane
of St. John's
Central District

the Executors --------- named
in the Will.
Dated 27th December 1894
Estate sworn under $5500.00

 

Certificate

I hereby certify that the notice on the other side hereof has been posted in the Supreme Court from the day of the date thereof to this date and that no caveat or other objection has been inferred thereto
Dated this 18th day of December 1894
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JPP Carty
Comm of S
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Notice
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Three days from the date hereof application will be made to the Honorable the Supreme Court or to one of the Honorable the Judges thereof for Probate to the will of James Dawson late of St. John's deceased to be granted to the executors name in said will.
Dated at St. John's this 14th day of December 1894
Martin W. Furlong
-----------------
Solicitor
-----
JPC (Initials written in the bottom margin of this page)

 

Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
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St. John's          }
To Wit.             } I William S. Furlong of of St. John's Clerk
make oath and say that on the 9th day of February A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety four at St. John's I was present and did see James Dawson - late of St. John's the Testator named in the paper writing hereunto annexed, duly sign, publish and declare the said annexed paper writing, marked A as for his last Will and Testament in the presence of me and of Martin W. Furlong

the other subscribing witness thereto. That I and the said Martin W. Furlong
then and there signed our names to such Will as such witnesses, in presence of the said Testator and of each other, and at the time of the said execution of the said Will the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me, at St. John's          }
aforesaid, this Eighteenth day of       } William S. Furlong
December A.D. One Thousand          }
Eight Hundred and Ninety-four         }

Geo. J. Adams
Commissioner of Affidavits
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A

This is the last will and testament of me James Dawson of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland. I appoint Martin W. Furlong of St. John's aforesaid Solicitor and Fenwick Crane of the same place Accountant to be my executors and the guardians of my infant daughter Florence Mary Dawson and I direct that all my just debts funeral and supplementary expenses be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give devise and bequeath unto my executors all my real and personal estate and effects of what nature and kind soever wherever the same may be to hold the same in trust for my daughter Florence Mary until she will have attained the age of twenty one years with power to my said executors to lease any lands and to invest any moneys which may be in their hands or which may come into their hands and to vary or change any such or other investments.

In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set my hand this 9th day of February 1894

Signed by the testator and acknowledged by him          }
to be his last will and testament in the presence             } James Dawson
of us present at the same time who at his request          }
in his presence and in the presence of each other          }
have signed our names as witnesses
Will S. Furlong
----------------
Martin W. Furlong
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To the Honorable the Supreme Court of Newfoundland or to one of the Honorable the Judges thereof.

The petition of Fenwick Crane of St. John's accountant and Martin W. Furlong of same place Soliciter.

Humbly Sheweth

That James Dawson late of St. John's aforesaid clerk did at that place on or about the tenth day of this present month of December having previously made his last will and testament (word crossed out here) which is hereto annexed marked A. That your petitioners were appointed executors of this last will and testament of the said James Dawson.

That the said James Dawson was at the time of his death possessed of property within the Jurisdiction of your Honorable Court of the probable value of Five thousand dollars. That no probate nor letters of administration to the estate of the said James Dawson have been granted forth of this Honorable Court.

Your petitioners therefore pray that probate to the said last will and testament may be granted to them and as in Duty bound they will ever pray &c &c &c

Dated at St. John's this 18th day of December 1894.
Martin W. Furlong
Fenwick Crane
.

 

In the matter of the last will and
Testament of James Dawson
Late of St. John's Clerk deceased

Newfoundland          }
St. John's N.L.          }
I Martin W. Furlong of St. John's Solicitor make oath and say that I am one of the petitioners in the foregoing petition named and that the several matters and things therein set forth are ??? correct and true

Sworn before me at St. John's          }
This 18th day of December 1894      } Martin W. Furlong
                                                               --------------
Geo. J. Adams
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Comm of A.

 

Supreme Court
of Newfoundland

In the matter of the last will
and testament of James
Dawson
of St. John's Clerk
Deceased.
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Petition for probate
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Fiat
Dec 18/94
J.S. Winter
J.

(Found on middle section of trifold:)
 3.75
   .50
 1.50
   .50
   .50
 1.25
$8.00

 

 

Page transcribed by Josephine Gazley

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Thursday September 21, 2017)

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