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Four page document received from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland June 2005
In the Supreme Court
OATH OF EXECUTOR
Probate granted to Royal Trust Co.
On the 27th day of January
Value of Estate $ 10, 900.83
Written in left margin
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND OR ONE OF THE HONOURABLE JUDGES THEREOF
of The Royal Trust Company of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland
HUMBLY SHEWETH THAT
Your Petitioner therefore prays that this Honourable Court or one of the Honourable
the Judges thereof may be pleased to grant to it Letters of Probate of the
Will of said deceased.
Dated at St. John's this 8th. day of January A. D. 1934.
Blackwood & Cook
I, JAMES MERRICKS JACKMAN, of Tilt Cove, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, declare this to be my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.
I give and bequeath the property known as "Leigh Property" Wimborne, Dorset,
England, to my son ROBERT CHARLES JACKMAN with
the hope that it will be kept in the family as long as possible.
SIGNED by the Testator, James )
William Cunningham LS
Mary Cunningham LS
Page four was the inventory and valuation form that valued the estate at $10, 577.50
Notes: James Merricks Jackman was born Jan 1861 in Wimborne, Dorset, England. He was the son of Robert Jackman. In the 1921 census it was noted that James immigrated to Newfoundland in 1878.
James was a merchant and trader and a bit of an entrepreneur in the mining industry in Newfoundland. He tried his hand in several ventures over the years.
In November 1885 he married Louisa May Martin, the first child and daughter of John Saunders Martin and his first wife Emily Susannah Bray, from Island Cove near Harbour Grace. John was schoolmaster for the Church of England and a lay reader. John's great grandfather William Martin was born in Guernsey in the Channel Islands off the coast of France.
James and Louisa had three children who were named in the will.
Mary Emily May Jackman was born in Tilt Cove and married Alfred James Goodridge in Tilt Cove.
Irene Edith Jean Jackman was born in Round Harbour and married George Edward White in Tilt Cove. Irene and George were living in Grand Falls during the 1921 census and later settled in Montreal by the mid 30s.
Robert Charles Jackman was born in Tilt Cove and was married to Jessie Mary Emily ??
Louisa May Jackman died in Tilt Cove in May 1917.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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