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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Patrick Murphy


The Petition concerning the Estate of Patrick Murphy Probate year 1829, from the LDS microfilm Estate Files # 2056192

Ireland Ballyaiden? April the 2nd 1829

Dear Friend

I hereby avail myself this pleasing opportunity of writing these few lines to you hoping to you in as good a state of health and your Family in general, as those with me at present. Thanks be given unto God for it.

Dear Friend, I am informed by your Brother, James Murphy, that there are some Articles belonging to Thos Kneefe's Occupation in St. John's and am told that it lies in your power to have them restored, so I have the good Confidence in you through the intercession of your Brother that you will have the good will as to see them safely restored and sent home as soon as you can receive an opportunity and by so doing if it ever lies in my power in any manner whatsoever to return your compliments. You shall be thankfully rewarded for your good will.

I have had sent two Letters last spring for the same but receiving no answer, so I hope that you upon the receipt of this will do your Endeavours to see them restored and sent home if possible.

So no more at present from your sincere Friend and shall remain so

John Kneefe?

P.S. Dear Nephew, I hope you will have the goodness as to see those articles of Thos Kneefe? safely sent home as he being a friend of mine and is now craving for the same and on so doing please to send those good or at least an account from them without disappointment to Mary Power, my sister of Waterford. So no more here from Your Sincere Friend

Hien? (X his Mark) Power
Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it remembered that on this    twenty fourth    day of    October    in the    tenth    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 nine    personally appeared

Mary Murphy of Adams Cove Widow
Denis Murphy of Adams Cove Fisherman
Richard Anderson of Harbour Grace Gentleman and
Patrick Kelly of Harbour Grace Planter

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    Three Hundred & forty    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

      Mary Murphy Administratrix and Denis Murphy Administrator to the Intestate Estate of Patrick Murphy late Adams Cove Planter

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    them the said Mary Murphy

or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for them and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the    Twenty third    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    them    the    said Mary Murphy and Denis Murphy or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for them 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    Twenty third    day of    October    which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and    Thirty    and afterwards from time to time as    they    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.

Mary (X, her mark) Murphy
Denis (X, his mark) Murphy
Rich'd Anderson
Patrick (X, his mark) Kelly

Signed and Sealed in the presence of
John Stark
Clerk and Registrar
Northern Circuit Court

[written vertically at the side of the document:] Administration dated 24 Oct 1829

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Harbor Grace
to wit:

    We    do swear that we believe    Patrick Murphy late of Adams Cove

deceased, died without    a Will; and that    we    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 we will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of the said Goods of the deceased , and render a true account of    our    Administration into the Registry of the said Court, within    Twelve months from the date hereof, or when    we    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 our knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of    One hundred & seventy    Pounds Sterling.

Mary (X, her mark) Murphy
Denis (X, his mark) Murphy

Sworn at    Harbor Grace
the    twenty eighth    day of
    July    in the Year of
our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and
    twenty nine

John Stark
Clerk and Registrar
Northern Circuit Court

The affidavits were taken before John Stark at Hr. Grace 28th July 1829 but Administration would not be granted before the this time? as the Court was about to go the Northern Circuit.
On this    24th Oct 1829
James Blaikie
Act'g CC & R

Harbor Grace ? Oct 1829


I have the honor to transmit herewith the bonds in the Administration to the Intestate Estate of Patrick Murphy late of Adams Cove.

I have the honor to be
Your very Humble Servant
John Stark
Clerk & Registrar
Northern Circuit Court

James Blaikie Esq
Act'g Chief Clerk & Registrar
Supreme Court

To the Honorable Richard Alexander Tucker Esquire and
the Honorable Augustus W Des Barres and
Edward Brabazon Brenton Esquire
Judges of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

The Petition of Mary Murphy Widow of Patrick Murphy late of Adams Cove Humbly Sheweth
      That your Petitioner's husband died about three weeks ago having some property of the value of about one hundred and seventy pounds, that he left four sons by a former wife, who are now living and that your Petitioner being desirous that Denis Murphy, one of the said sons, should join with your Petitioner in Administering to the Estate of the said Patrick Murphy, your Petitioner's late husband, humbly prays that Administration may be granted to her jointly with the said Denis Murphy. And your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.

[signed] Mary (X Her Mark) Murphy

Harbor Grace
28th July 1829
Witness       John Stark

We approve of the within arrangement

Denis (X His Mark) Murphy
Anthony (X His Mark) Murphy
Stephen (X His Mark) Murphy



Page Contributed by C. Haynes, Sept. 2004

Transcribed by Norma Elliott Sept. 2004

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

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