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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Thomas Walters


Thomas Walters

Estate of Thomas Walters 1899
From LDS Microfilm #2057448



In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

St. Johns To Wit:          I Mary Grace Smith of St. Johns, aforesaid, Widow, do swear that I believe that Thomas Walters late of St. Johns aforesaid, Accountant deceased, died without 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 from 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 Twenty thousand dollars.

So help me God

Mary Grace Smith
Sworn, at St. John's,
this 8th day of December
A.D. 1899

Before me

W. F. Farrell
Commissioner of Affidavits, Supreme Court




Estate of Thomas H. Walters
late of St. Johns
in the Central District
Account deceased

Letters of Administration granted to
Mary Grace Smith of St. Johns

Dated December 8th 1899

Sureties John McCormack
Philip Cleary

Estate sworn under $20,000.00

 Jos. J. Little Chief Justice
Geo. H. Emerson Judge
Donald Morison Judge

D. M. Browning
Chief Clerk and Registrar



Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it Remembered That on this 29th day of November 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 nine

Personally appeared Mary Grace Smith of St. Johns, widow, John Cormack of St. Johns Insurance Agent and Philip Cleary of St John's Master Mariner 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 Forty thousand dollars and the said sureties in the penal sum of One thousand each to be had, made and levied on his 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 Mary Grace Smith as Administratrix of the Estate and Effects of Thomas H. Walters late of St. Johns, aforesaid, Accountant, 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 Mary Grace Smith 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, in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the 29th day of May 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 into the hands or possession of her the said Administratrixor 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 29th day of November which will be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand nine hundred 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 due course of Administration, or in such a 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.

Mary Grace Smith

Signed and sealed                                                  John Cormack
in the presence of
the said Mary Grace                                            Philip Cleary
on December 8th 1899

W. F. Farrell
Comm'r S.C.
Signed sealed and delivered by the
said John Cormack and Philip
in the presence of us on the
29th November 1899

Geo. J. Adams
Comm'r S.C.




I certify that the notice written on the other side hereof has been posted in the office of the Chief Clerk and Registrar since the day of the date thereof and that no caveat or other objection has been entered thereto.
          St. Johns December 28th : 1899
Geo. J. Adams




Three days after date hereof application will be made to the Honorable the Supreme Court or one of the Honorable Judges thereof for Letters of Administration to the Estate and effects of Thomas Walters late of Saint Johns Accountant deceased to be granted to Mary Grace Smith sister of deceased.
          Saint Johns November 22nd 1899
??? P. Greene
Solicitor for petitioner



To the Honorable the Supreme Court or one of the Honorable Judges thereof.

The petition of Mary Grace Smith of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland Widow

Humbly Sheweth

That your petitioners brother Thomas ? H. Walters died at Saint Johns aforesaid on the second day of November present
That he left him surviving as sole next of kin his sister your petitioner.
That he died intestate that no probate or administration has been granted to his estate.
That at the time of his death he was possessed of property of the probable value of Twenty thousand dollars
Petitioner therefore prays that letters of Administration may be granted to her.
And as in duty bound she will ever pray
Dated at Saint Johns Newfoundland this 28th day of November AD 1899

Mary Grace Smith



Saint Johns SS
I Mary Grace Smith of Saint Johns widow the foregoing petitioner make oath and say that the contents of the said petition are correct and true.
Sworn before me at                              Mary Grace Smith
Saint Johns, Newfoundland
this 28th day of November
AD 1899
Geo. J. Adams
Comm'r S.C.




In the matter of the
Estate of Thomas
Walters late of St.
Johns Accountant

Petition of Mary Grace
Smith his sister for

Fiat as prayed, Security
Adm'n in usual
amount and two
Sureties in the amount
of $1000 each

November 28 / 99
D. Morison J

D. Jos. Greene
St. Johns, NFLD



Page Transcribed by Gordon Bennett

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

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