Will of Frederick Martin
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 26-27
probate year 1924
This section contributed by Geoff Martin
Page 1 This is the usual folio slip
In the Supreme Court
OATH OF EXECUTOR
Probate granted to
on the 6th day of November
Value of Estate $ 1,450.00
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SUPREME COURT OR ONE OF THE HONOURABLE
THE JUDGES THEREOF.
In this corner
Is written Fiat, Nov 5th , 1924
The petition of Elizabeth Martin of
Saint John 's, Widow, humbly sets forth as follows:
Frederick Martin late of Saint
John's , Marine Engineer, died at that place on the 20th day
of November, 1923, having first made and executed his last will and
testament which said last will duly proven upon the oath of Louise
Saunders of Saint John's, Clerk to Squires & Curtis,
one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, is hereto annexed marked "A"
At the date of his death the deceased was possessed
of property within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court of a
value not exceeding Fourteen hundred and fifty dollars, as will more
fully appear by reference to the Inventory hereto annexed marked "B" which
is to be taken as a part hereof.
In and by his last will and testament the testator
appointed your petitioner the sole executrix thereof.
Your petitioner therefore humbly prays that Letters
Probate of the last will of the deceased may be granted to her
and as in duty bound will ever pray etc.
Dated at Saint John's , this day
of June, A. D. 1924.
Elizabeth Martin LS
D.Q Kent?, Clerk
This is the last will and Testament of me,
Frederick Martin, Marine Engineer, at present resident
at 10 Allan's Square, St. John's , Newfoundland .
I hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time
made and declare this to be my last will and testament.
I hereby appoint my wife, Elizabeth Martin,
to be the sole executrix hereof.
I give, devise and bequeath my piano to my daughter, Winnifred
I give, devise and bequeath all the property belonging
to me of any nature and kind situate in the town of Harbor Grace
to my children, Ernest Martin, Ronald Martin and Winnifred
Martin, the said property to be sold and the net proceeds
of the said sale to be divided equally between them.
I give, devise and bequeath all my household furniture
and effects except only the piano referred to in paragraph 3 hereof
to my beloved wife, Elizabeth Martin, absolutely.
I give, devise and bequeath my lease-hold property
consisting of dwelling house and premises known as No. 10 Allan's
Square to my wife, Elizabeth Martin, for her life
and on her death to my daughter Winnifred Martin,
until the marriage of the said Winnifred Martin,
and on the death of my said wife and the marriage my said daughter Winnifred
Martin I direct that the said dwelling house shall be sold
and the net proceeds divided amongst those of my children who survive
my wife and the marriage of my said daughter.
Two sets of initials in bottom left corner. Unknown and LS
All the rest, residue and remainder, if any, of my property, goods,
chattels and effects, of whatsoever nature and kind and wheresoever
situate I give, devise and bequeath to those of my children who
survive me in equal shares.
IN WITNESSS WHEREOF I have hereunto
subscribed my hand this 8th day of
May, A. D. 1917.
Signed by the said testator
as and for his last will and
testament in the presence of
us, who in the presence of Frederick
the said testator and in the
presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed our names
Louise Saunders, of St. John's , clerk to R
Richard A??????/ Squires, of St. John's , ?????????
The above two lines are handwritten
Page 5 "B" D.Q.
This is the Inventory and Valuation of the Property of the said Deceased.
The value was assessed at $1450.
Note: Here is the will for my paternal great grandfather Frederick.
It is listed on the NGB site as Martin Frederick 13 26 1924. This was
a five page document from the Supreme Court in St. John's.
Contributed by Judy Benson
Note by Judy - Towards the end are two words he couldn’t decipher
in his copy, they are Andrew and Solicitor so the line reads -
Richard Andrew Squires, of St. John's, Solicitor.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov 6/24