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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
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Harriet Johnston

 

Harriet Johnston
          1895

Estate of Harriet Johnston 1895
From LDS Microfilm #2057393

 

Notice

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 Probate of the will of Harriet Johnston late of Saint Johns married woman deceased to be granted to James R. Johnston the Executor named therein.
          St. Johns November 26 : 1895

JOC?          Charles H. Emerson
                    Solicitor for Executor

 

 

I hereby certify that the notice on the other side hereof has been posted up in the office of the Chief Clerk and Registrar on and since the 26th day of November instant and that no Caveat or other objection has been entered thereto.
          St. Johns November 30th AD 1895

Jos. P. Carty
A.C.F.C.?

 

 

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

The Petition of James R. Johnston of Saint Johns Carpenter

Humbly Sheweth

That your Petitioner's wife Harriet Johnston died at that place on the twentieth day of November instant having first made her last Will and Testament which is hereto annexed.

That the said Harriet Johnston by her said last Will and Testament appointed your Petitioner the sole Executor thereof.

That the Estate and effects of the said late Harriet Johnston are of the probable value of about three thousand dollars.

That no Letters of Probate of the said Will or Administration to the said Estate have been at any time granted.

Your Petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Probate of the said annexed last will and Testament may be granted to him.

And as in duty bound Your Petitioner will ever pray &c &c.

Dated at Saint Johns this 30th day of November AD 1895

James R. Johnston

 

 

Newfoundland }
St. Johns           } I James R. Johnston of St. Johns aforesaid Carpenter make oath and say as follows:

  1. I am the Petitioner named in the foregoing Petition
  2. The Contents of the said Petition are just and true in every particular to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me at St.
John's aforesaid this 30th day
of November AD 1895                              James R. Johnston
Jos. P. Carty
Comm'r Affdts

 

 

In the matter of the last
Will and Testament of
Harriet Johnston late of
St. Johns married woman
deceased.

Petition for Probate

Order granted
by the Court
Jos. P. Carty
ACFC
Nov 30.1895
(J??C)

 

 

A

This is the last Will and Testament of me Harriett Johnston of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland Married Woman

I give devise and bequeath unto my husband James R. Johnston all my right title and interest in and to that piece or parcel of leasehold property with Dwelling Houses and other erections thereon and occupied by me situate on the East side of Belvidere Street in the town of Saint Johns aforesaid; Also that piece of leasehold property with Dwelling House thereon Situate on the East side of Belvidere Street and occupied by tenants. Also a piece of leasehold land with shed thereon situate on Prescott Street and held fo?? W & G Rendell Agents and also all properties of every description of which I may die possessed
IN TRUST to manage my Estate generally and sell and dispose of the same should he think necessary and invest the proceeds thereof at his discretion for the benefit of my children Frederick, Bessie Janet, Ellen Daisy and Blanche to be equally divided amongst them when the youngest shall attain the age of twenty one years. And I hereby appoint my said husband James R. Johnston the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I the said Harriett Johnston have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand this 3rd day of July AD 1895
Harriett Johnston
Signed by the said
testatrix

 

and acknowledged by her to be her to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, present at the same time who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Marmaduke W? Clow?
Charles H. Emerson

 

 

Will of Harriet Johnston

 

 

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
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Saint John's }
To Wit          }  I Charles H. Emerson of Saint Johns Solicitor make oath and say that on the third day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety five at Saint Johns I was present and did see Harriet Johnston late of Saint Johns married woman the Testatrix named in the paper writing hereunto annexed duly sign publish and declare the said annexed paper writing as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of me and of Marmaduke W? Clow? the other subscribing witness thereto. That I and said Marmaduke W? Clow? 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 Saint Johns
aforesaid, this 30th day of                            Charles H. Emerson
November A.D. One Thousand
Eight Hundred and ninety five

Jos. P. Carty
Commissioner of Affidavits

 

 

AFFIDAVIT
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In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
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NEWFOUNDLAND }
St. Johns To Wit         } I James R. Johnston of St. Johns Carpenter, do swear that I believe this to be the true Last Will and Testament of Harriet Johnston late of S' Johns, Married woman deceased.

I do further swear that I will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the said deceased so far as her 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 do further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits and Effects of the said Harriet Johnston deceased, and of which she died possessed, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of three thousand five hundred dollars

So help me God

Sworn before me, at S' Johns                              James R. Johnston
this 5th day of December
A.D. 1895

Geo. I. Adams
Commissioner of Affidavits
Supreme Court

 

 

1895

Estate of Harriet Johnston
late of St. Johns
in the Central District
Married woman deceased

Probate granted to
James R. Johnston of
St. Johns in the Central District
Carpenter, the Executor named
in the Will

Dated 5th Dec'r 1895

Estate sworn under $3500.00

 

 

Page Transcribed by Gordon Bennett

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Sunday May 20, 2018)

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