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The Petition concerning the Estate of Patrick Murphy Probate year 1829, from the LDS microfilm Estate Files # 2056192
Ireland Ballyaiden? April the 2nd 1829
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
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
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
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
Signed and Sealed in the presence of
[written vertically at the side of the document:] Administration dated 24 Oct 1829
Supreme Court of Newfoundland
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
Sworn at Harbor Grace
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.
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
James Blaikie Esq
To the Honorable Richard Alexander Tucker Esquire and
The Petition of Mary Murphy Widow of Patrick Murphy late of Adams Cove Humbly Sheweth
[signed] Mary (X Her Mark) Murphy
We approve of the within arrangement
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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