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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elizabeth Martin


Will of Elizabeth Martin
from Newfoundland will books volume 17 page 123 probate year 1936


Page 1 This is the usual folio slip

In the Supreme Court


In re

Elizabeth Martin




Administration granted to James

on the 19th day of February


Value of Estate $ 1,450.00

Sureties Frederick Carter
              Alexander Piercey

Vol. 9 Folio 388


Page 2


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,
humbly sets forth as follows:

  1. Elizabeth Martin of St. John's , aforesaid, widow, died at
    that place on the 26th day of December A. D. 1935
    having, before her death, made and executed a last Will
    and Testament, which said last Will and Testament is
    hereto annexed marked "A".
  2. Said deceased did not appoint an Executor in or by her
    said last Will and Testament.
  3. Said deceased died possessed of property within the
    jurisdiction of this Honourable Court of a probable value
    not exceeding the sum of $254.00, as will more fully
    appear by reference to the Inventory hereto annexed marked
    "B", which is to be taken as a part hereof.
  4. No Letters of Probate of any last Will nor Letters of  
    Administration of the Estate of the said deceased have
    been applied for by or granted to any person.

Your petitioner therefore humbly prays that Letters of Adminis-
tration ( cum testamento annexo ) of the estate of the said
deceased may be granted to him, and, as in duty bound, your
petitioner will ever pray, &c.

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
Then looks like a date of Feb? 19/36


Page 3

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

heretofore made.

          I give and bequeath my bed and bedding to
Soloman (sic), son of James Martin.

          All the rest of my estate I give and bequeath
to James Martin now living at 26 Duggan Street ,
St. John's .

          In Witness whereof, I subscribed these presents
as printed and written this 23rd . day of October
A. D. 1934.


 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 
 as witnesses. 
 Witness.Witness.   Martin LS
 Thomas Greavett? LS            George


Page 4


I hereby appoint James Martin of Duggan Street
to be the executor of this my Estate.


Page 5

"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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