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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
John Belley


The Estate of John Belley
Probate year 1831, from the LDS microfilm # 2056192

Harbor Grace 17th March 1831


      I have the honor to transmit the usual affadavit for Administration to the Intestate Estate of the late "John Belley" of this place Cooper ; together with a document by which the Widow consents that "James Lampen" of this place "Storekeeper" was Administrator. I beg to inform you that the said James Lampen is married to the only surviving issue of the said John Belley.

I have the honor to be
Your very humble servant
John Stark
Cl. & Regr. Nor. Cir. Court

Charles D. Archibald Esquire.
Chief Clerk

Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it remembered that on this    [blank]    day of    [blank]    in the    first    year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord    William 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 one    personally appeared

James Lampen of Harbor Grace Storekeeper, James Hippesley of Harbor Grace Merchant and Robert Oke also of Harbor Grace Housekeeper

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    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 Lampen Administrator to the Estate of John Belley late of Harbor Grace Cooper

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 Lampen

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    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    him    the    said James Lampen

      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    March    which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and    Thirty Two    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 Lampen
James Hippesley
Robert Oke

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

Note on left hand side: Administration dated 16th March 1831

I Mary Belley Widow of the late John Belley of Harborgrace Cooper deceased do humbly empower and fully authorise W. James Lampen to administer in his own name to the Estate of my said Husband. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal at Harbourgrace in the Island of Newfoundland the 15th day of March One Thousand eight hundred and thirty one -

Mary Belley (X, her mark)

Signed sealed and delivered
in Presence of

Thomas Woolfrey
Elizabeth Payne



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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