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Will of Elizabeth Martin
Page 1 This is the usual folio slip
In the Supreme Court
OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR
WITH THE WILL ANNEXED
Administration granted to James
on the 19th day of February
Value of Estate $ 1,450.00
Sureties Frederick Carter
Vol. 9 Folio 388
In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
To the Honourable the Supreme Court or one of the Honourable
the Judges thereof.
The petition of James Martin of St. John's , Tinsmith,
Your petitioner therefore humbly prays that Letters of Adminis-
Dated at St. John's , this 15th day of February, A. D. 1936.
James Martin LS
Handwritten near the top left at right angles to the text:
Fiat then looks like a signature for a Higgins
AInitials R. A. appear to the left
This is the last will and Testament of me,
Elizabeth Martin, Widow, of St. John's , Newfoundland ,
hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time
I give and bequeath my bed and bedding to
All the rest of my estate I give and bequeath
In Witness whereof, I subscribed these presents
|Signed, published & declared|
|by the said Testator as her|
|last Will & Testament in the||Elizabeth X Martin|
|presence of us both present|
|at the same time, who in her|
|presence & in the presence|
|of each other have hereunto|
|set & subscribed our names|
|Witness.||Witness. Martin LS|
|Thomas Greavett? LS||George|
I hereby appoint James Martin of Duggan Street
"B" Initials R. A to the left
This is the Inventory and Valuation of the Property of the said Deceased.
The value was assessed at $254.00
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
Page Contributed & Transcribed by Geoff Martin
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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