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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
John Britt


The Estate of John Britt, 1831
From the LDS microfilm Estate Files # 2056192

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Harbor Grace
to wit:

    I    do swear that    I    believe

John Britt late of Harbor Grace Planter 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    Thirty    Pounds Sterling.

Margaret Lynch (X, her mark)

Sworn at    Harbor Grace
the    Fourteenth    day of
   May    in the Year of
our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and    Thirty one

John Stark
Clerk & Registrar
Nor. Circuit Court

Admin. granted to Margaret Lynch
14 May 1831
c & a?

Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it remembered that on this    Twenty fifth    day of    May    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

Margaret Lynch of Harbor Grace late Widow of John Britt,
William Stirling of Harbor Grace Surgeon and
Michael Dee of Harbor Grace Fisherman

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    Sixty    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

    Margaret Lynch Administratrix to the Estate of her late husband John Britt

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 Margaret Lynch

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    May    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    Margaret Lynch
      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    May    which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and    Thirty Two    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.

Margaret Lynch (X, her mark)
W. Stirling
Michael Dee

Signed and Sealed in the presence of

John Stark
Clerk & Registrar
Nor. Cir. Court
[Written in left margin of document:] Administration dated 14 May 1831

Harbor Grace 14th May 1831


I have the honor to transmit an application from Elizabeth Lynch late Widow of one John Britt for Administration to the Estate of her late Husband. This woman has often been before the Court here, and has now adopted the course recommended to her.

I have the honor to be
Your very humble servant

John Stark
Clerk & Registrar
Nor. Cir. Court

Charles D Archibald Esq.
Chief? Clerk?

To the Honorable Judge Des Barres
The Petition of Margaret Lynch of Hr. Grace

Humbly Sheweth

    That about 10 years ago Petitioner's late husband Jn Britt was unfortunately lost on a passage from the Labrador where he went on a Fishing voyage, and about 25 years ago the said Jn Britt's only brother was also lost in Conception Bay.

    That the said Jn Britt duly and regularly administered for his said Brother's estate and effects which consisted of a certain property at Carbonear, a Dwelling House and Plantation and the same being out of Lease on the first of January of the present Year Petitioner on behalf of her children by said Jn Britt being seven made offer of sale of said property to a Mr. Wm. Dalton a resident of Carbonear, with whom Petitioner agreed to receive £30-0-0 currency, but which he very properly declined receiving or of paying that amount in consequence of the Estate or property not being properly regulated or settled in a legal way.

    That Petitioner will ever remember with thanks and gratitude Mr. Dalton's kindness and charity in relieving herself and seven children when lately in distress, and as the only obstacle as to the payment of the above amount is a want of the necessary documents relative to this business, she therefore humbly implores your Lordship to assist her in whatever manner your Lordship may consider in your wisdom and goodness most fit. And Petitioner as in duty bound will every pray.

    That your Petitioner since the death of her said late Husband John Britt has intermarried with Patrick Lynch of Harbor Grace Planter.

    Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that Administration to the Estate of her said late Husband may be granted to your Petitioner.

Margaret Lynch (X, her mark)

Harbor Grace
14 May 1831

John Stark



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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