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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
John Wilcox


John Wilcox

Estate of John Wilcox 1894
From LDS Microfilm #2057393


In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

St. Johns To Wit          I swear that I believe this to be the true Last Will and Testament of John Wilcox late of Brigus in the Northern District, Stependiary Magistrate deceased. I swear that I will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the said deceased so far as his Goods shall extend, and the law shall bind me, and that I 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 I shall be lawfully called thereto. And I further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits and Effects of the said John Wilcox deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of One thousand dollars

So help me God

Sworn before me, at Brigus
this 3rd day of November A.D. 1894                    Jn. E. Wilcox

Geo. I. Adams
Commissioner of Affidavits, Supreme Court




Estate of John Wilcox
late of Brigus
in the Northern District
Stipendiary Magistrate deceased

Probate granted to
Margaret E. Wilcox
of Brigus Executrix
named in said Will

Dated 3rd November 1894

Estate sworn under $1000.00



Supreme Court of Newfoundland

To Wit          I John G. Duncan of Brigus in the Northern District Medical Doctor maketh oath and saith that on the 29th day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety four at Brigus he, this Deponent, was present and did see John Wilcox late of Brigus Stependiary Magistrate the Testator named in the paper writing hereunto annexed duly sign publish and declare the said annexed paper writing as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of this Deponent and of Woodley Wilcox the other subscribing witness thereto. That Deponent and said Woodley Wilcox then and there signed their names to such Will as such witnesses, in the presence of the said Testator and of each other and that 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 Deponent's knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me at Brigus                              John G. Duncan
aforesaid, this Second day
of November A.D. One
Thousand Eight Hundred and
ninety four

Geo. I. Adams
Commissioner of Affidavits



This is the last Will and testament of me John Wilcox Magistrate made by me on the 21st day of June 1894 - revoking all others, by me heretobefore made and ???ing ??? to be my last Will and testament.
I give and bequeath all my Money? Securities? ??? Money - & whatever I may die possessed of to wife Margaret Wilcox for her use during her life time and at her decease to be (Very difficult to transcribe because of poor writing) given or divided by her among her surviving? Children - in equal parts - & in such? a way? as she may deem it advisable?
I hereby appoint the said Margaret Wilcox sole Executrix of this my last Will and testament, witness? my hand & seal at? ??? 21st day of June [sic] 1894

John Wilcox ??
John G. Duncan MD
Woodley Wilcox
July 29 - 1894



To the Honorable Sir James Winter K.C.M.G. Presiding Judge of The Supreme Court on Circuit at Brigus

The Petition of Margaret E. Wilcox of Brigus - Conception Bay - Widow -

Humbly Sheweth

          First - that your Petitioner's late Husband John Wilcox for many years Stependiary Magistrate at Brigus died on the twenty third day of September last leaving him surviving your Petitioner (his Widow) and Three Children.
          Second, that the said deceased (John Wilcox) left a will which is hereunto annexed marked A which said Will has been proven in due form of law on the affidavit of John G. Duncan Esq. M.D. one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto, which said affidavit is also hereunto annexed marked B.
          Third, That in and under said will your Petitioner was appointed sole Executrix.
          Fourth, That the said deceased left property monies and effects of the probable value of one Thousand dollars.

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          Fifth, That no Probate or Administration has as yet been taken out to said Estate.
          Sixth, your Petitioner therefore prays that Probate of said Will may be granted to her and as in duty bound she will ever pray.

November 2nd, 1894
Margaret E. Wilcox



Supreme Court

to wit          I Margaret Wilcox of Brigus aforesaid, Widow (the Petitioner within named) make oath and say that the contents of the within written Petition are correct and true.

Sworn before me at
Brigus this second day
of November A.D.                                        Margaret E. Wilcox
one thousand eight
hundred and ninety
Geo. I. Adams
Comm'r SC



Supreme Court
on Northern

In the matter of
the Will of late
John Wilcox of
Brigus, Stependiary
Magistrate - deceased

Petition for Probate



Page Transcribed by Gordon Bennett

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Friday July 27, 2018)

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