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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
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Thomas Cahill

 

Estate of Thomas Cahill 1831
from the LDS microfilm Estate Files # 2056192

Supreme Court of Newfoundland

By the Honorable    Edward Brabazon Brenton Acting    Chief Judge, and the Honorable    Augustus Wallet Des Barres Assistant Judge and William Paterson Acting Assistant Judges of the said Court.

To: [blank] Cahill of St. Johns Widow       Greeting

Whereas

Thomas Cahill late of St. Johns Blacksmith

Deceased (as is alleged) lately died    intestate having whilst living, and at the time of his death, divers goods, chattels, credits, and effects, within the Island of Newfoundland, and within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court; by reason whereof, the sole ordering and granting Administration of all and singular the said goods, chattels, credits, and effects, and also the auditing, allowing, and finally discharging the account thereof, are well known to appertain wholly to the said Supreme Court; and we being desirous that the said goods, chattels, credits, and effects, may be well and faithfully Administered, applied, and disposed of, according to law, do therefore by these presents, having confidence in your fidelity and integrity, nominate, ordain and appoint you    the said [blank] Cahill Administratrix

Of all and singular the goods, chattels, credits, and effects, of the said deceased, within the said Island of Newfoundland and its dependencies, and do hereby grant you full power and authority to demand, sue for, recover and receive the same, in whosesoever hands or custody they remain and fully and freely to administer and dispose of the same according to law; you being first duly sworn that you 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 the law requires; and that you will exhibit a true, full, and perfect Inventory of said goods of the deceased, and render a true account of your Administration into the Registry of the said Court, within    twelve    months from the date hereof, or when you shall be thereunto lawfully required; and being also further sworn that the whole of the goods, rights, chattels, assets, credits and effects of the said deceased, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of    One Hundred Pounds sterling.

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of the said Court to be hereunto affixed    this    Tenth    day of    December    in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and    Thirty One    and in the    Second    Year of His Majesty's Reign.

By Order

Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Central District
St Johns

to wit:

   I    do swear that    I    believe

Thomas Cahill    late of St Johns Blacksmith

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    One Hundred    Pounds Sterling.

Ellen Cahill (X, her mark)

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

M? Dickson
A.C.C. Sup. Court


Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it remembered that on this    tenth    day of    December    in the    Second    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

Ellen Cahill widow of Thomas Cahill late of St Johns Blacksmith deceased and George Lilly of the same place Notary Public

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    Two 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

    Ellen Cahill widow as aforesaid of Thomas Cahill deceased

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 Ellen Cahill

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    tenth    day of    December    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    Ellen Cahill

      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    tenth    day of    December    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.

Ellen Cahill (X, her mark)

Signed and Sealed in the presence of


Received of M? Busteed    the sum of thirteen shillings and ten pence on acct of the Estate of the late Thomas Cahill

Margaret Hickey (X, her mark)
March 5 1828


To the Honorable Rich. A. Tucker Esq. Chief Judge of the Supreme Court and the Assistant Judges of the said Court

The Memorial of James Grant and Edward Hennesey of Saint Johns Blacksmiths

Humble Sheweth

      That your Memorialist the said James Grant was shipped as a Blacksmith to the late Thomas Cahill to serve him or order from the 10th June last until the last day of October following for the sum of fourteen pounds ten shillings and when his time expired there was due to Memorialist Ten pounds twelve shillings and two pence - afterwards your Memorialist was again shipped to the said Thomas Cahill to serve him from the 29th Nov. last until the first May next for the sum of Fifteen pounds and Memorialist continued his service until his Master's decease which happened about a week ago and there is now about twenty pounds due him now for balance of wages aforesaid, and Memorialist is now without employment he having a Wife and Child to support.

      That your Memorialist the said Edward Hennesey was shipped as a Blacksmith to the said late Thomas Cahill to serve him from the 5th June 1829 for the sum of Sixteen pounds until the 5th June 1830 and when his time expired there was due to him the sum of Four pounds one shilling and nine pence - afterwards your Memorialist was shipped to him until the 10th June next and con [tinued?] in the Servitude until his Masters decease and there is now about Sixteen pounds due to him -

      That the said deceased was possessed of very little property and which property is advertised for sale by the High Sheriff tomorrow to satisfy sundry Judg'ts and Executions.

      Your Memorialists therefore humbly pray that your Lordship will order the proceeds of the said Sale to be retained in his hands to await the decision of your Lordships in the premise? as to whether or not your Memorialists are not first to be paid their wages out of the said Estate and as in duty bound they will ever pray

James Grant
Edward Hennesey
(X, His mark)

St. Johns
April 4 1831


Thomas Cahill Estate

Memorial of Grant & Hennesey servants of the deceased claiming wages or a property? claim

4 April 1831
Ordered that the Sheriff    do retain the proceeds of his estate subject to the opinion of the Court upon the claim


In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Cahill of the Parish Trentin? [Tintern?] County of Wexford Ireland but now of St Johns in the Island of Newfoundland being sick and weak in body but of perfect sense, memory and understanding make this my last will and Testament. First I bequeath my Trusts and all my receivables and also my Silver Watch unto Patrick Murphy. Secondly I bequeath unto my loving wife all my property whatsoever it may be.
     Thomas Cahill (X, his mark)

Witness
Mich? ?
Edgar? Shears
? (X, his mark)
Pierce? Ryan
29 March 1831

 

 

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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