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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Patrick Murphy


The Estate of Patrick Murphy
Probate year 1828, from the LDS microfilm # 2056192

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
St John's
to wit:

I    do swear that    I    believe    Patrick Murphy of Broad Cove on the Island of New Land Farmer deceased, died without    a Will; and that    I    will well and truly Administer all and every the Goods of the said deceased, and pay his Debts so far as his 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 Twelve    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 he 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    One Hundred    Pounds Sterling.

James (X, his mark) Ryan

Sworn at    Harbor Grace
the    twenty eighth    day of
   October    in the Year of
our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and
   Twenty eight

George Washington Busteed
C.C & R.

Account of Estate & Effects of
Patrick Murphy

James Ryan    Administrator

Be it remembered that on this    Twenty ninth    day of October    in the    ninth    year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord    George the Fourth    by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom    of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and    Twenty Eight    personally appeared    James Ryan    of Renews Fisherman, Richard Langley Merchant and Laurence Fowler Fisherman both of Saint Johns on the Island of New Land and did acknowledge themselves    to be held and firmly bound to    our Sovereign Lord the King his    Heirs and Successors in the penal Sum of    Two Hundred    Pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be had, made and levied on    their    Goods, Chattels and Effects    jointly and severally    if Default is made in any of the Conditions following:

Now the Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden James Ryan as Administrator to the Estate and Effects of Patrick Murphy late of Broad Cove Farmer deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a just, true and perfect Inventory of all and singular, the Goods, Credits, and Effects of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of    him    the said James Ryan    or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for    him    and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the    First    day of    October next ensuing the date hereof; and the said Goods, Chattels, Credits, and Effects, and all the other Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects of the said deceased, at the time of    his    death, or which at any time afterwards shall come to the hands or possession of    him    the said    James Ryan    or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for    him    shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true Account of    his    said Administration, on or before the    First    day of    October which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and    Twenty Nine    and afterwards from time to time as    he    shall be lawfully required. And all the rest, residue and remainder of the said Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administration Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the said Supreme Court of Newfoundland, shall and do pay and dispose of in a due course of Administration, or in such a manner as the said Court shall direct; -- then this Obligation to be void and of no effect, or else to be and remain in full force and virtue.

James (X, his mark) Ryan
Rich'd Langley
Laurence (X, his mark) Fowler

Signed and Sealed in the presence of
George Washington Busteed
C.C. & R.

Renews 23 Oct 1828

Dear Sir,

This will be handed you by James Ryan ? old ? honest inhabitant of this place who goes to administer to the Estate of his late Uncle. As he is quite a stranger to all forms of office he has requested me to write a line to you in the ? to request you will do the needful for him. I shall feel obliged by an early attention to his heirship as your other ?eations will allow.
      I am dear Sir

      Yours very respectfully,
      M. Preston

Busteed Esqu

Patrick Murphy of Broad Cove Southern District Farmer died intestate 27th    July 1828 was never married.

Nearest     James Ryan, his nephew, and nearest ? ? prays administration

?     Richard Langley of Saint Johns Merchant
      Laurence Fowler of same Fisherman

Value of       Under £100

Saint Johns James Ryan of Renews maketh oath and saith that to the best of his knowledge & belief
to wit     this deponent and his two sisters are the nearest relatives of Patrick Murphy dec'd. Sworn
before me 28 (?)th October 1828.

James (X, his mark) Ryan



Page Contributed by C. Haynes, September 2004

Transcribed by Norma Elliott September 2004

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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