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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
(F)
John Farnaham

 

John Farnaham
          1894

Estate of John Farnaham 1894
From LDS microfilm #2057392

 

AFFIDAVIT
------------------------------
In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
------------------------------

NEWFOUNDLAND,          }
Heart's Content To Wit:       }

I do swear that I ----- believe that John Farnaham Late of Heart's Content in the Northern District X Batteryman

Note in margin with line to X (fill in occupation of deceased)

Deceased died with--------- 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, judgment and belief, amount to the value of (fill in amount $100 58/150 less than Estate sworn to) Twenty four hundred Dollars.
So help me GOD.

Sworn before me, at Heart's                    }
Content this (fill in date) Tenth day of    } Maria X her mark Farnham
August-------A.D., 1894                     }

C.G. Rendell (written over)
Charles G. Rendell
Commissioner of Affidavits,
Supreme Court.

 

Estate of John Fanaham
late of Heart's Content
in the Northern
------------------ District
Batteryman deceased.
------------

Admin. c.t.a. granted to Maria
Farnham--------------------------
of Heart's Content---------------

in the Northern-------------------
District.
Widow
--------------

Dated
20th August 1894
--------------

Sureties,
John Sullivan
Eliol Hopkins

Estate sworn under $2400.00

 

 

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
--------------

Be it Remembered,
That on this (written in margin fill in date) Tenth day of August------- in the 58th 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 four personally appeared Maria Fanaham of Heart's Content in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland Widow John Sullivan (written in margin: fill in names & occupation) of the same place Telegraph Operator and Eliol Hopkins (written in margin: fill in names & occupation) of the same place Courier 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 (written in margin: fill in double the value of the Estate as sworn to) Five 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 Maria Farnham---------as Administratrix with the Will annexed--------- of the Estate and Effects of John Farnham----------late of Heart's Content aforesaid 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 her--- the said Maria Farnham----- as such Administratrix---------------------------- or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for her and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the (Six months from date of Signing Bond) Tenth day of February ---- 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 her--------- the said Maria Farnham--------------------------------------------- or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her---shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true account of her----said Administration, on or before the Tenth (Twelve months from date of Signing Bond) day of August--which will be in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and ninety five and afterwards from time to time as she--- 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 of 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    } Maria X her mark Farnham
--- in the presence of           } John Sullivan B------
having been first                  }
read over and --------           }
explained.                             }
C. G. Rendell                         Eliol Hopkins
Commissioner of the
--------------Supreme Court

(Note: The signature and title of the Commissioner have been overwritten - original was:
Charles G. Rendell. Line under Supreme Court partially overwritten.)

 

Last Will and
Testament of
John Farnham
of Hearts Content
Trinity Bay
-----------------

 

"A"
---------

The Bank Property
-------------
This is the last will and Testment of me John Farnham
of Heart's Content
1st I give and bequeath to my son James the land he occupies adjoining Larry's ? Road above the cellar thereat to the drain close to Frederick's fence also the meadow he occupies

2nd I give and bequeath to my son Frederick the full extension of the water sideprenises and 50 Square feet of the land adjoining the main Road on the frontage for building shop & store and also the corner of land below the cellar adjoining Larry's Road and thence to the drain and the cellar and the dwelling House he occupies and stone house and cabbage garden and Back field,

3rd I give and Bequeath to my son's William and Archibald the land from the main Road bounded by Legge's lane close to James fence and thence to the drain beside Frederick's 50 square feet, and share betwixt themselves

4th No son or offspring of Farnham's not to erect fence's or make drong's? on the frontage of this land extending from the main Road, adjoining Larry's Road to Legge's lane and James meadow fence and Frederick's cabbage garden fence must keep the boundary fence's around in good repair

Up the Harbor Property

5th I give and Bequeath to my son Archibald the dwelling House and effects and land attached after his Father and Mother decease.

6th I give and Bequeath to my wife Maria the sum of £300 sterling and my Masonic insurance whatever it may realize.

Signature of Testator                    } John Farnham
and acknowledge by him to be     }
his last will and Testament in       }
the presence of the persons at       } James H. Moore
the same time, and subscribed      }
by us in the presence of the           } George Moore
said Testator and of each               }
other this eighth day of July Anno Domino
one thousand eight hundred and ninety three

(Note: "Attending Witnesses" written sideways between statements and signatures.)

 

------------ Certificate -----------
-------------

I hereby certify that the notice on the other Side hereof written has been posted in my office from the day of the date thereof to this date and that no Caveat or other objection thereto has been filed or entered
Saint John's August 20th 1894

Original signature crossed out - looks like GJ Adams but that is not certain.

Geo. J. Adams
----------------------
ACofC.
---------

 

----------- Notice ----------
------------

After three days from the date hereof application will be made to the Honourable the Supreme Court or to one of the Honourable the Judges thereof for Letters of Administration cum testament annexo to the Estate of John Farnham late of Heart's Content in the Northern District deceased to be granted to Maria ----Farnham widow of said deceased.
Dated at Saint John's this 6th day of August A.D. 1894
---------------
GJA              J.J. Pitman
ACof C          Sol for said Widow
---------          ---------------------------

 

 

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
--------------------------------

Heart's Content }
To Wit.               } I James H. Moore--------------- of Heart's Content in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland (written in the margin: fill in occupation of deponent) Accountant Make oath and say that on the Eighth --- day July ---- A.D. One thousand Eight Hundred and ninety three at Heart's Content aforesaid I was present and did see John Farnham----late of Heart's ------- Content aforesaid --------- the Testator - named in the paper writing hereunto annexed, duly sign, publish and declare the said annexed paper writing, marked "A" as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of me and of George Moore of Heart's Content aforesaid the other subscribing witness--- thereto.  That I and said George Moore --------------- 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 Heart's Content     }
aforesaid, this Seventeenth day of          } James H. Moore
August---- A.D. One Thousand              } -----------------------
Eight Hundred and Ninety-four              }

C.G. Rendell
Commissioner of Affidavits
Note: The original signature has been written over. It appears to be C.G. Rendell.

 

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

The Petition of Maria Farnham of Heart's Content in the ------ Northern District, Widow

Humbly Sheweth

That John Farnham late of Heart's Content aforesaid ----- Battery-man (written in the margin: fill in occupation of deceased) died at that place on the Seventh day of July (written in the margin: fill in date of death) A.D. 1894 having previously made and executed his last Will and ---- Testament, which is hereto------ annexed.

That said deceased appointed no Executor under his said - last Will and Testament.

That said deceased left him surviving as next of kin, his widow, Your petitioner, and four sons namely James ----- Frederick, William and Archibald

 

That said deceased at the time of his death was possessed of property within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court of the probable value of Twenty (written in margin: fill in probable value of Estate) --------- Five (word crossed out, not legible) hundred dollars -------

That no Probate of any Will nor Administration to the Estate of said deceased has hitherto been granted to any person.

Your petitioner therefore---------- prays that Letters of Administration, cum testament annexo, to the Estate of said deceased may be granted to her.
And as in duty bound she will ever pray &c.
Dated at Heart's Content this (written in margin: fill in date) Tenth day of August A.D. 1894

J.J. Pitman          }          Maria ^X her mark Farnham
Solicitor                }
-----------------

 

In the Supreme Court
of Newfoundland

Heart's Content     }
To wit                    } I, Maria ------- Farnham, of Heart's Content, Widow, the petitioner named in the foregoing petition make oath and say, that the Several matters and things therein contained and set forth are correct and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me          }
at Heart's Content         } Maria X her mark Farnham
this Tenth-day of           }
August A.D. 1894        }
Having been first          }
Read and explained      }
C.G. Rendell
Comms Affidavit
Supreme Court

 

In the Supreme Court
of Newfoundland
-----------------------

In the matter of the
Estate and Will of
John Farnham late
of Heart's Content in
the Northern District
Batteryman deceased
-------------------------

Petition of Maria
Farnham, Widow of
Deceased for Administrat-
tion cum testament
annexo-
---------------------------------

The following written sideways:
Fiat Aug 20/94
J.S. Winter J.

Written on fold to the left of that above:
3.75
  .50
  .80 ????
  .80 Reg.
5.25
E??          3.30
9.15

 

I HEREBY CERTIFY that the notice on the other side has been posted in the Registry from the date thereof to the present day, and that no caveat or other objection has been entered into.

The 19th day of March 1941

                        Robert Alsop?
Clerk

 

 

NOTICE

THREE DAYS after date hereof application will be made to the Honourable the Supreme Court or one of the Honourable the Judges thereof, for Letters of Probate of the Will of JAMES FARNHAM, LATE OF Heart's Content, Retired Telegraphist, deceased, to be granted to the Executrix therein named.

The      5th        day of March             1941
HUNT, EMERSON, STIRLING & HIGGINS,
Solicitor for Applicant.
            N.A.               

 

 

Assets:
Real Estate                              $ 450.00
Cash in Bank & on hand          4849.90
Transfer to Son & daughter   10000.00
Total                                      $15,299.90
Liabilities                              none                Valuation
                                               $15,299.90

 

Office of the Assessor of Taxes
St. John's, Newfoundland

IN RE ESTATE                                                                                   In the Supreme Court

James Farnham Deceased

In pursuance of the provisions of "The Death Duties Act, No. 7 of 1934" and Amendments thereof, I hereby certify that the value of the said estate, after making allowance for debts incurred during the lifetime of the deceased and due and payable at the time of his death was $15,299.90 and the sum of $576.11 being the duties specified in the Schedule of the said Acts have been duly paid, and the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged.

Dated at St. John's this 27th                          
day of February, 1941.

John J. Sinnott
Assessor.

 

 

Page transcribed by Josephine Gazley

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

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