Supreme Court of Newfoundland
ST. JOHN'S }I do swear that I believe that Ellen Finn late of St.
To Wit }Johns in the Central District Widow 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 which she died possessed of, within the jurisdiction of this Court, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Nine hundred dollars.
Sworn before me, at St. John's, the 18th day of
April in the year of Our Lord One Thousand ????
Eight Hundred and Eighty-eight.
Geo. I. Adams
Commissioner of Affidavits
Estate of Ellen Finn
late of St. Johns
In the Central District
Dated 18th April 1888
Prescott Emerson of
St. Johns Qc. CC?R
Estate sworn under
To the Honorable the
Supreme Court or one of
the Honorable the Judges
The Petition of Mary Curtis of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Spinster Humbly Sheweth as follows:
That Ellen Finn late of Saint Johns in the Island aforesaid widow of the late Patrick Finn died at the above place on the Eleventh instant Intestate
That at the time of her death deceased was possessed of property within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court of the probable value of Eight hundred dollars and consisting of six hundred dollars in the Newfoundland Savings Bank and household furniture and personal effects of the probable value of two hundred dollars.
That the said deceased left her surviving two sisters May wife of John Walsh and Bridget widow of William Fennessey ??? ??? of Saint Johns Two lattes? of Tilt Cove Green Bay two brothers John and James Curtis of Trepassey in the island aforesaid fisherman and your petitioner who is a niece of said deceased being a daughter of William Curtis
of said deceased.
That the husband of the said deceased has been dead twenty four years and said deceased had no issue by said marriage.
That Petitioner resided with said deceased as housekeeper nurse and attendant for the past thirty five years during which time she received no money or other compensation as wages.
That previous to the death of said deceased and repeatedly during her life time she informed petitioner that it was her intention to make her her sole legatee and heir. That when she was dying she did this in the presence of a witness Margaret Ryan who is not a relative of either this petitioner or of said deceased.
That about a fortnight before the death of said deceased she handed petitioner her Newfoundland Savings Bank Book for six hundred dollars in the presence of said Margaret Ryan and stated that the sum in the said bank was for the sole use of your petitioner as also all the Household furniture in the said house
That no grant of letters of administration to the said Estate has been taken by any person
Petitioner therefore prays that administration of the Estate of
deceased may be granted to Prescott Emerson Esquire Queens Council Chief Clerk and Registrar of the Supreme Court and as in duty bound she will ever pray.
Saint Johns April 17th, 1888
St. Johns SS.
May Curtis of Saint Johns in the island of Newfoundland spinster the petitioner named in the foregoing petition maketh oath and saith that the several matters contained therein are correct and true to the best of this deponent's knowledge and belief.
Sworn before me at
Saint Johns aforesaid
this 17th day of April her
AD 1888 having been May X Curtis
first read over mark
Geo. I. Adams
Petition of May
Emerson ??? ??
of the Estate of
Ellen Finn late
of Saint Johns widow
Fiat J. I. Little