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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Michael Kelly


The Estate of Michael Kelly, 1830
From the LDS microfilm Estate Files # 2056192

Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it remembered that on this    [blank]    day of March    in the    Eleventh    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    Thirty    personally appeared

Catherine Kelly of St. Johns, George Fleming Farmer, and Peter Dalton of same place

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    Twenty    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

    Catherine Kelly Administrator to the Estate and Effects of her late Husband Michael Kelly late of St. Johns Fisherman

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    her    the    said Catherine Kelly

or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for    her    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    March    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    her    the said    Catherine Kelly

      or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for    her    shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true Account of    her    said Administration, on or before the    First    day of    March    which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and    Thirty One    and afterwards from time to time as    she    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.

Catherine Kelly (X, her mark)
George Fleming (X, his mark)
Peter Dalton

Signed and Sealed in the presence of
James Blaikie
Acting CC & R

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
St. Johns
to wit:

    I    do swear that    I    believe

Michael Kelly of St Johns Fisherman - my late husband

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    Ten    Pounds Sterling.

Catherine Kelly (X, her mark)

Sworn at    St Johns
the    twelfth day of
   March    in the Year of
our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and    thirty

James Blaikie ????

To the honorable Edward B. Brenton Esquire Chief Justice and those his Associate Judges of His Majestys St. Johns Island of Newfoundland

The Petition of Catherine Kelly

Hereby Sheweth

That Your Petitioner is the widow of Michael Kelly late of St. Johns Fisherman deceased. That the said Michael Kelly was lost on his return to this Island in the autumn of 1828 from the Coast of Labrador and that on his death certain sums of money were due to him from the House of Robert Alsop Hay for wages.

Your Memorialist therefore prays that Administration of the Estate of the said Michael Kelly may be granted to her as heir at law to her said husband.

And Your Memorialist as in duty bound will every pray

Catherine Kelly (X, her mark)


St. John's 3rd? March

? George Fleming
Peter Dalton



Contributed by C. Haynes Sept. 2004

Transcribed by Norma Elliot Sept 2004

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

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