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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Annabella Pike Martin


In the Supreme Court


In re

Annabella Pike Martin





Administration granted to
Frederick H. Martin
on the 26th day of October
A.D. 1926

Value of Estate $339.09

Sureties James Cron
Thomas Ross


     Vol 8, Folio 381

TO THE HONOURABLE THE SUPREME COURT,OR ONE OF THE HONOURABLE THE JUDGES THEREOF. The Petition of Fredrick H. Martin of Harbor Grace, in the Electoral District of Harbor Grace,


1--- That Annabella Pike Martin late of Harbor Grace aforesaid, house-wife, died at that place on the of July A.D.I923.

2--- That the said deceased died intestate.

3--- That said deceased left her surviving, as sole next-of-kin, her husband,Your Petitioner.

4--- That the said deceased at the time of her death was possessed o f property within the jurisdiction of Your Honourable Court of the value of not more than THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY/NINE 09/100 DOLLARS, as more particularly set forth by the Inventory and Valuation here­to annexed and marked "A", which Inventory and Valuation are correct and true,to the best of Your Petitioner's knowledge and belief.

5--- Neither Probate to any Will, nor Letters of Administration to the estate and effects of the said deceased has been granted out of Your Honourable Court to any person.

      Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that Your Honourable Court, or one of Your Lord ships, would be pleased to grant him Letters of Administration of the estate of the aforesaid deceased

        And Your Petitioner, as in Duty Bound, will ever pray.

Dated at Harbor Grace the I5th. day of October A.D.I926.

Frederick H. Martin LS


Written in the left margin at right angles to the text:
W. R. Warren J
Oct 26, 1926

Notes to accompany transcription (Geoff Martin):

Annabella Pike Martin was the daughter of Ambrose Pike and Mary Elizabeth Gordon. She was born in Harbour Grace 13 August 1862 and died there 30 July 1923. Her husband was Frederick H Martin, a son of James Martin and Patience UNKNOWN. Frederick was born about 1868 in Harbour Grace and died there 10 years after Annabella on 14 July 1933.

Fred married Sibella Hawkins, a daughter of Thomas Hawkins and Caroline Andrews. Date at this stage is unknown. There were no children from this marriage. Fred died in Harbour Grace from the effects of a stroke. Sibella died in Harbour Grace 16 April 1945.

Frederick and Annabella had ten children:

Herbert 1890-1949 married Ada B Pritchett from Gambo. Herb died in St. John's December 1949 and Ada in Nov 1963. They are buried together at Forest Road Anglican with their son Milton who drowned in St. John's harbour in August 1928.

Ella 1891-1893

Frederick 1892-?

William Pike 16 April 1894 married Agnes Leslie in St. John's March 1919. No additional information

May 1895-1976 married Percy James from Sydney Australia. She died Covington, Ohio in February 1976.

Henry 1896-1896

Mary Elizabeth 1899-1988 married a Mr. James who died in 1926. In 1942 she married Thomas W Cook in Indiana and she died in Evanston, Indiana 30 Nov 1988.

Walter H. 1901-1903

Lucinda 1903-1998 married Luke Fallon in Harbour Grace in 1922. She died in 1998 and is buried in Harbour Grace in the RC cemetery with her husband.

Alice born 1903 She was alive in 1917 when she was hit by a car in St. John's during a visit to her uncle Thomas Henry Davis but survived this mishap. Nothing else known.



Page Contributed by Geoff Martin

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Tuesday August 07, 2018)

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