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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Judith Hennessey


The Petition of William Walsh concerning the Will of Judith Hennessey
Probate year 1831, from the LDS microfilm # 2056192


To the Honble E. B. Brenton Esquire
Acting Chief Justice of Newfoundland
The memorial of William Walsh
of St. John's, Farmer
Humbly sheweth
That on the 3rd day of October
1816 the late Judith Henessy , mother in law
to your Honors memorialist died; leaving
a will wherein she bequeathed to her
daughter (My late wife) in conjunction
with two other daughters, her interest in
a certain farm known by the name of
Henessy's Farm.

     That Messrs Nicholas & Joseph
Gill were appointed by the said late
Judith Henessy to act as joint executors
on the said will, but having refused
to act, the sole management of the
deceased estate devolved upon your
Honor's memorialist, who has paid debts
due by the deceased to the amount of
upwards of £100.
     That two of the grand children
of the late Judith Henessy are desirous
of selling their interest in the said farm
but find that they cannot do so without
Letters of Administration being taken
out. When upon application to the
Clerk of the Court, your Honor's memor-
ialist was informed that no Admi-
nistration could be granted unless
Messrs Nicholas & Joseph Gill renounced
the will.
     Wherefore your Honor's
Memorialist humbly prays that your
Honor will be pleased to order Messrs
Nicholas & Joseph Gill to appear in
your Honorable Court to show cause
why they will not renounce the said
will, so as to enable your Honor's
memorialist to administer to the
     And as in duty bound
Your Honor's memorialist will ever pray.

  Wm X Walsh  

Witness John Bulger Jr . ( ? )

St. John's Newfoundland
12 December 1831

In the Honorable the Supreme Circuit

On the petition of William Walsh
of Saint John's, farmer it is ordered that Nicholas
Gill and Joseph Gill of Saint John's merchants, the
persons named in the last will and testament
of Judith Hennessey late of Saint John's aforesaid
widow deceased, do appear at Chambers on
Monday the 19 ins t at 11 O'clock to show
cause if any they have why they refuse to
take upon themselves the trust of executors to the said
will & why they do not renounce the last will
and allow the said Walsh to administer to the
estate of the said Judith Hennessy under the
said will.

By order
     W. Dickson
      N. Circuit Court

St. John's
14 Decem. 1831
I hereby renounce every right
which I might claim as executor
under the will of the late Judith
Hennessey.     23rd December 1831
          Jos, Gill



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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