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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Michael Doherty

1831 Estate of Michael Doherty
from the LDS microfilm Estate Files # 2056192

Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it remembered that on this tenth day of
September 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 Sarah Doherty of St. John widow
Michael Scanlon & John Walsh (the first ) of
the same place dealers & James Lane
of St. John's Tailor ?
and did acknowledge themselves to be held and firmly bound
to the said Lord the King his Heirs and Successors
in the penal Sum of three thousand Pounds of
good and lawful money of Great Britain , to be had, made and
levied on their Goods, Chattels and Effects
if Default is made in any of the Conditions following:

Now the Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden
Sarah Doherty and Michael Scanlon Administratrix
and Administrator of the estate and effects of Michael
late of St. Johns in the Island of Newfoundland Dealer

deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a just, true and perfect in-
ventory of all and singular, the Goods, Credits, and Effects of the said
deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession, or know-
ledge of them the said Sarah Doherty
and Michael Scanlon
or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for them
and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the
Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the sixth
day of September 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 them
the Sarah Doherty Michael Scanlon
       or to the hands or possession of any other
person or persons for them shall well and truly administer according
to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true
Account of their said Administration, on or before the sixth
day of September which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thou-
sand Eight Hundred and thirty one and afterwards from time to
time as they 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 Ad-
ministration, 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.

Sarah Doherty
Michl. Scanlon

John X Walsh

James Lane

Signed and Sealed in the presence of
Wm. Dickson
Acting Chief Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Central District
St. Johns

to wit:

We do swear that we believe Michael Doherty of
Cushinstown ? in the county of Wexford in Ireland
But lately of St. Johns aforesaid dealer

deceased, died with out a Will; and that we will well and truly Ad-
minister all and every the Goods of the said deceased, and pay his
Debts so far as his Goods will extend; and that we will exhibit a true,
full and perfect Inventory of the said Goods of the deceased , and ren-
der a true account of their Administration into the Registry of the said
Court, within Twelve months from the date hereof, or when we
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 thousand and five hundred Pounds Sterling .

Sarah Doherty
Michael Scanlan

Sworn at St. Johns
the thirty first day of
August in the Year of
our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and thirty one

Wm. Dickson
Acting Chief the Sup. Court


Be it remembered that on the sixth
day of September in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and thirty one before the Honorable
Richard Alexander Tucker Chief
Judge and the Honorable Augustus
Mallet DesBarres and Edward
Brabazon Brenton Assistant judges
of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
came Michael Scanlan of St.
Johns dealer John Walsh the first of the
same place dealer and
James Lane of the same place
tailor and did acknowledge
themselves jointly and severally to
owe onto our Sovereign Lord the
King his heirs and successors the
sum of two thousand pounds of
lawful sterling money of Great Britain
to be levied of their goods chattels
lands or tenements.
      The condition of their
recognizance is such that if the
said Michael Scanlan do and shall
sell and truly perform and discharge
all the duties which appertain and
belong to him as later ? of the persons and
? and guardians of the estate of
James Doherty, Mary Doherty, Sarah Doherty ,
and Michael Doherty the infant children
of the late Michael Doherty deceased
then their recognizance to be void, otherwise
to be and ? in full force and

Michael Scanlan

John X Walsh

Jas Lane

Taken and acknowledged the
day & year as before written
RA Tucker
Chief Judge

To the Honorable Judges of the Supreme Court
The petition of Sarah Doherty
Humbly showeth
That Michael Doherty
of the Parish of Cushinstown County Wex
ford Ireland , but late of Saint Johns Dealer
the husband of your Petr. On the ninth day
of August last died intestate, leaving four
children, namely James Doherty , about eleven
years old, Mary six, Sarah , four and
Michael Doherty two years old. Also
property nearby to the amount of £1500.
That your Petr. Is desirous of obtaining
Letters of Administration to his estate
and that Michael Scanlan , and James Lane
both of Saint Johns . Dealers, are willing
to join Petr in a bond for the due Administration
of the said estate.
      Your Petr. prays your Lords
      -ships to direct letters of Adminis
      -tration to be granted to her

Administration Notice
All persons having demands against
the estate of Michael Doherty of the
Parish of Cushinstown County Wexford
Ireland , deceased are desired to present their
accounts to the subscriber for adjustment and
all those who may be indebted to the said
estate are requested to make immediate
payment to
Saint Johns Newfoundland
August 1831



Contributed by C. Haynes Sept 2004

Transcribed by Wayne Pike Sept 2004

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

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