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The Estate of John Belley
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
Charles D. Archibald Esquire.
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.
Signed and Sealed in the presence of
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
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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