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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
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Margaret Wilcox

 

Margaret Wilcox
          1899

Estate of Margaret Wilcox 1899
From LDS Microfilm #2057448

 

AFFIDAVIT
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In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
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Newfoundland
St. Johns To Wit          I George J. Adams of St. John's, ??? Chief Clerk & Registrar of Supreme Court do swear that I believe this to be the true Last Will and Testament of Margaret Wilcox late of Brigus, Conception Bay, Widow, 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 Margaret Wilcox deceased, and of which she died possessed, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Eight Thousand two hundred dollars

So help me God

Sworn at St. Johns
this 8th day of August
A.D. 1899

before me,

W. F. Farrell
Commissioner of Affidavits, Supreme Court

 

 

1899

Estate of Margaret Wilcox
late of Brigus
in the Northern District
Widow deceased

Probate granted to
George J. Adams of St. Johns
A?? &Reg'r, the Executor
named in the Will

Dated 8th April 1899

Estate sworn under $8200.00

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

Geo. J. Adams
Actg. Chief Clerk and Registrar

 

 

Notice

Three days from the date hereof application will be made to the Honorable the Supreme Court or to one of the Honorable the Judges thereof for Probate to the last Will and Testament of Margaret E. Wilcox late of Brigus, Conception Bay, Widow, deceased, and to the Codicil thereto to be granted to George J. Adams Esquire Acting Chief Clerk and Registrar of the Honorable the Supreme Court the sole executor named in the said Will.
          St. Johns April 1st A.D. 1900
Frank D. Lilly
Solicitor for Applicant
(Illegible initials lower
left margin
)

 

 

Certificate

I hereby certify that the Notice on the other side hereof written has been posted in the office of the Chief Clerk and Registrar of the Honorable the Supreme Court from the day of the date thereof until this day and that no caveat or other objection has been filed thereto.

St. Johns April 6th A.D. 1899

Geo. J. Adams
Actg. CC &Reg'r

 

 

Will - February 1898

This is the last Will and Testament of me Margaret ? Wilcox widow of the late John Wilcox  Esq're Stipndiary Magistrate of Brigus Conception Bay.
First, I give and bequeath to my dear daughters, Sarah S. Anderson, Maggie J. Bartlett, and my daughter in law Janie Wilcox, all my money, assets and investments with my furniture to be equally divided amongst them, share and share alike, all of the same to be in their own right and free from controle [sic] of their present or future husbands, for themselves and their children after them, excepting furniture and silver &c &c otherwise bequeathed by me, the residue to be divided or sold for their benefit to be equally divided among them, share and share alike

Page 2

Second I give to my daughter Sarah Anderson my silver tea service, four pieces to be found in the trunk in my bedroom closet, also three coloured pictures drawn by herself, china salad bowl, and salad spoon & fork, & punch ladle, the large family bible.

Third, I give to my daughter Maggie Bartlett two large sterling silver tablespoons marked S. J. S. also six silver handled desert knives, the time piece in the dining room, two large black vases on mantle piece, 1 punch ladle, the large mirror in dining room, my best fur lined cloak.

Fourth, I give to my daughter in law, Janie Wilcox twelve (12) sterling silver teaspoons marked J. M. W. for her use to be given to her eldest son Jack when he is of age, also six covered chairs and two arm chairs, the marble ?? table in parlour upstairs and couch, carpet, green mat, and all the damask and lace curtains for windows, three larger [sic] silver knives and all the desert & di???

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dinner knives & forks & spoons, the brown dinner set, and all China cups &sausers [sic] glass ware and other dishes, 1 punch ladle, 1 Jack ??? son the Begatella [sic] Board and my desk.

Fifth, I bequeath to my Grand daughter Mary Anderson, my small gold watch and long gold chain, and an envelope to be delivered after my death.

Sixth, To my grand daughter Edith Bartlett I give my silver mounted pickle stand and twenty five dollars in gold to be found in my tin box in a paper bag, made up for her by myself and her name on it, my large photograph album.
It is my wish there should no [sic] disputing or falling out among the family about the dividing the Estate.

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Eighth I give to Grand daughter Maggie S. Wilcox, my Piano Forte and music stool, all my under linen, and my wearing apparel not other wise disposed of, also my sewing machine, the gold watch and short chain that I have been wearing & my guard ring that I now wear.

Ninth, I appoint Mrs George Adams, sole Executor and trustee to divide the Estate as herein named as soon as possible after my death, and J. D. Lilly to be my Lawyer, if one is required, to take out Probate and administration papers.
Signed by me this 12
day of January 1899
M. E. Wilcox

The first part of the Will was written in February 1898, by me M. E. Wilcox

 

 

Codicil "B"

          I hereby make the following Codicil to my Will, namely, The $1200 (twelve hundred dollars) I loaned Samuel W. Bartlett, husband of my daughter Maggie Bartlett, is to be deducted from the portion bequeathed to her by me and equally divided between my two children, Sarah Anderson and Maggie Bartlett and my daughter in law, Janie Wilcox, wife of Woodley Wilcox.

Signed by me at Brigus this 21st day of March A.D. 1899.

M.E. Wilcox

In presence of
John G. Duncan
JnoThompson?

 

 

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
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Newfoundland
St. Johns, To wit
I Frank D. Lilly of St. Johns aforesaid Barrister at Law make oath and say as follows :--

  1. That I am well acquainted with the hand writing of Margaret E. Wilcox, late of Brigus, Conception Bay, Widow, deceased, the Testatrix named in the paper writing hereto annexed marked "A" purporting to be her last Will and Testament.
  2. The said Will and the signature thereto "M. E. Wilcox" are both in the usual and proper handwriting of the said Margaret E. Wilcox, deceased.
  3. I am not a beneficiary under the said Will, or in any way or manner whatsoever interested in the disposition of the property therein comprised, or in any other property belonging to the Estate of the said Margaret E. Wilcox, deceased.

Sworn before me at St. Johns
aforesaid this 6th day of April                              Frank D. Lilly
A.D. 1899.

W. F. Farrell
Commissioner of affidavits, Supreme Court

 

 

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Newfoundland
Brigus, To wit,

          I John G. Duncan of Brigus aforesaid Doctor of Medicine make oath and say that on the twenty-first day of March Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine I was present and did see Margaret E. Wilcox, the Testatrix named in the paper writing hereto annexed marked "B" duly sign, publish and declare the said annexed paper as and for a codicil to her last Will and Testament in my presence and in the presence of Jabez P. Thompson of the same place newspaper editor the other subscribing witness thereto. That I and the said Jabez P. Thompson then and there signed our names to such codicil as such witnesses in the presence of the said Testatrix and of each other, and that at the time of the execution of the said codicil the said Testatrix was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Sworn before me at Brigus                              John G. Duncan
aforesaid this 3rd day of
April A.D. 1900

(Illegible signature)
Commissioner of affidavits
Supreme Court

 

 

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

The Petition of George J. Adams of St. Johns Acting Chief Clerk and Registrar of the Honorable the Supreme Court,

Humbly Sheweth

that Margaret E. Wilcox, late of Brigus in Conception bay, widow, deceased, died at that place on or about the 20th day of March last, having first made and executed as and for her last Will and Testament, and as and for a Codicil thereto, the paper writings hereto annexed, marked "A" and "B" respectively.

Your Petitioner is the sole Executor named in and appointed under the said Will, or the Codicil thereto.

At the time of her death the said Margaret E. Wilcox was possessed of property of the probable value of eight thousand dollars.

No Letters of Probate of the said Will and Codicil, or of either of them has been at any time granted by your Honorable Court.

Petitioner therefore prays that your Honorable Court, or one of the Honorable the Judges thereof, will be pleased to grant to him Letters of Probate of the said Will and of the said Codicil thereto.

And as in duty bound your Petitioner will ever pray

Dated at St. Johns this 7th day of April A.D. 1899

Geo. J. Adams

 

 

Newfoundland
St. Johns S.S.
I George J. Adams of St. Johns aforesaid, Acting Chief Clerk and Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, make oath and say as follows :-

  1. That I am the Petitioner named in the foregoing Petition
  2. The contents thereof are correct and true.

Sworn before me at St. Johns                              Geo. J. Adams
aforesaid this 7th day of April
A.D. 1899.

W. F. Farrell
Com'r S.C.

 

 

In the Supreme Court
of Newfoundland

In the matter of the
??? of George J.
Adams of St. Johns
Acting Chief Clerk and
Registrar of the Supreme
Court, praying that Letters
of Probate of the Will
and Codicil thereto, of
Margaret E. Wilcox late of
Brigus, Conception Bay,
Widow deceased.

Filed April 7 : 1899
Petitioner &c &c ???

Fiat as prayed for
April 7/99
Jos. J. Little
C.J.

 

 

Page Transcribed by Gordon Bennett

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

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