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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Sarah Weir


Sarah Weir

Estate of Sarah Weir 1899
From LDS Microfilm #2057448



In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

St. Johns To Wit:          I William Weir of St. Johns aforesaid Storekeeper do swear that I believe that Sarah Weir late of St. Johns aforesaid Married woman deceased, died without a Will; and that I will well and truly administer all and every the Goods of the said deceased and pay her debts, so far as her 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 she 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 (Amount is unreadable) dollars.

So help me God

Sworn at St. John's,                                          Wm. Weir
this 7th day of March
A.D. 1899

Before me

W. F. Farrell
Commissioner of Affidavits, Supreme Court




Estate of Mary Weir
late of St. Johns
in the Central District
Married Woman deceased

Letters of Administration granted to
William Weir of St. Johns,

Dated 27th March 1899

Sureties James Davis
James Weir

Estate sworn under $500.00

The Hon'r Jos. J. Little Chief Justice
Geo. H. Emerson Judge
D. Morison Judge

Geo. J. Adams
Actg. Chief Clerk and Registrar



This is to certify that the notice on the other side hereof written has been posted in the office of the Chief Clerk and Registrar from the date thereof until this date and that no caveat or other objection has been entered thereto.
          St. Johns March 4th 1899
Geo. I. Adams
Adtg C C&Reg'r




After three days from date hereof application will be made to the Honourable the Supreme Court or one of their Lordships the Judges thereof for Letters of Administration to the Estate of Sarah Weir late of St. Johns in the Island of Newfoundland, Married Woman, deceased, to be granted to William Weir of St. Johns aforesaid, Storekeeper, husband of the said deceased.
          Dated at St. Johns this 22nd day of February AD 1899.
W. F.                    W. H. Horwood
A.C.S.C.               Sol'r for applicant



To the Honorable the Supreme Court or one of their Lordships, the Judges thereof.

The Petition of William Weir of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland, Storekeeper.

Humbly Sheweth

  1. That Sarah Weir of Saint Johns aforesaid, married woman, died at this place on the first day of March AD One thousand eight hundred and ninety seven (1897) intestate and possessed of moneys estate and effects within the jurisdiction of Your Honorable Court of the probable value of less than Five hundred dollars.
  2. That your petitioner was the husband of the said Sarah Weir.
  3. That no application for administration to the estate of the said deceased has heretofore been made to this Honorable Court.

          Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that Your Honorable Court or one of your Lordships the Judges thereof will be pleased to grant unto him Administration to the Estate and effects of the said Sarah Weir deceased.
          And as in duty bound your Petitioner will ever pray.
          At Saint Johns this 21st day of February AD One thousand eight hundred and ninety nine.

Wm. Weir



St. Johns to wit
I William Weir of Saint Johns aforesaid Storekeeper, 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.
Sworn before me at
St. Johns aforesaid this                              Wm. Weir
7th day of November
A.D. 1899

W. M. Farrell
Comm'r S.C.



In the matter of
the Estate of Mary
Weirlate of St. Johns

Petition for Administration

Fiat Mch 4 / 99

D. Morison J



Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it Remembered That on this 7th day of March in the 62nd 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 William Weir Storekeeper James Davis Storekeeper and James Weir farmer 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 One thousand dollars 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 William Weir as Administrator of the Estate and Effects of Sarah Weir late of St. Johns Married Woman 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 him the said William Weir as such Administrator or to the hands or possession of any other person, or persons, for him and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the 7th day of August 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 her death, or which at any time afterwards shall come into the hands or possession of him the said or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true account of his said Administration, on or before the 7th day of March which will be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand nine hundred and------- afterwards from time to time as he 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.

William Weir

Signed and sealed                              James Davis
in the presence of                              James Weir
W. F. Farrell
Comm'r S.C.



Page Transcribed by Gordon Bennett

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

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