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In the Supreme Court
OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR
Administration granted to
Value of Estate $324.00
Sureties John Rowe
Vol 6 Folio 369
TO THE HONOURABLE SUPREME COURT OR ONE OF THE HONOURABLE JUDGES THEREOF:
The petition of Catherine Martin, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, widow,
Your petitioner therefore humbly prays that your Honourable Court will grant to her letters of Administration to the Estate of the said late Hugh William Martin, deceased.
AND AS IN DUTY BOUND WILL EVER PRAY, &C.
St. John's _ to wit:
I, Catherine Martin, of St. John's aforesaid, widow, the petitioner named in the foregoing Petition, make oath and say that the matters and things therein contained are just and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
(Having been first read over and explained to the deponent who seemed perfectly to understand the contents thereof)
Notes for the transcription:
From my research, Hugh William Martin was born in Harbour Grace 12 Dec 1849, the son of Frederick Martin and Emma Unknown. Frederic died suddenly in 1857 at age 45. He was a son of Robert and Mary Martin and this line ties back to Guernsey in the Channel Islands thanks to published research and collaboration by Evelyn Martin Randall in British Columbia.
Hugh married Catherine Howell at the Wesleyan Parsonage in St. John's November 1876. Catherine is considered to be a daughter of Nicholas Howell and Martha Clarke and was born in Carbonear, 27 May 1854 according to information from Matt Mulally. She died 24 November 1914 in St. John's.
They had eight children. Emma Maude, William Frederick, John, Mahala Neville, Ralph, Charles Patrick, Robert Hamilton and Herbert Elroy. Mahala died 14 January 1893 and John died 15 April 1900. Only William Frederick stayed in St. John's. His son Reginald Frederick worked with the Evening Telegram from 1927-1973. Charles Patrick moved to Ontario and the rest moved to the US.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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