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Miscellaneous Deeds, Grants, Petitions & Wills
Michael Daly


Michael Daly

Estate of Michael Daly 1895
From LDS Microfilm #2057393



In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

St. John's   To Wit          I James Ryan of Bonavista in the Northern District (at present of St. Johns, Merchant) do swear that I believe that Michael Daly late of St. Johns in the Central District Planter deceased, died with 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 six 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 of which he died possessed, within the jurisdiction of this Court and which are now unadministered ?, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of Four thousand dollars.

So help me God

Sworn before me, at St. John's,                              James Ryan
this 22nd day of October  A.D. 1895

Geo. I. Adams
Commissioner of Affidavits,
Supreme Court




Estate of Michael Daly
late of St. Johns
in the Central District
Planter deceased

d.b.n. c.t.a.

Admin granted to
James Ryan of Bonavista
in the Northern District, Merchant

Dated 22nd October 1895

Sureties Frederick Burnham?
George Knowling

Estate sworn under $4000.00



To the Honorable the Supreme Court or one of the Honorable the Judges thereof.

The Petition of Frederick Burnham of St. Johns, Mercantile Agent and Elizabeth his wife and Margaret Daly of the same place, single woman

Humbly Sheweth

  1. That Michael Daly late of St. Johns Planter deceased died at St. Johns in or about the year 1853. That deceased left a will which was duly proved in the Supreme court and administration cum testamento annexo granted to Bridget Daly, late of St. Johns, Widow of the said Michael Daly and the same is of record in the said court.
  2. That the said Administration has since deceased and the estate is now unrepresented by any duly appointed administrator
  3. That the Petitioners, Elizabeth Burnham, wife of the Petitioner, Frederick Burnham, and Margaret Daly are the only surviving Legatees under the said Will entitled to any portion of the same in distribution.
  4. That a portion of the said Estate is still undistributed consisting of about $2000 in the Savings Bank and some land and premises on Duckworth Street of the value of about eighteen hundred dollars.
  5. That Petitioners are desirous that an administration do bonis non cum testamento annexo may be appointed to the said Estate.

          The Petitioners therefore pray that James Ryan of Bonavista, Merchant, may be appointed such Administrator and as in duty bound they will ever pray &c.
                                                                      Frederick Burnham
St. Johns October 16th? A.D. 1895            Eliza Burnham




In the matter of the will and
Estate of Michael Daly deceased

St. Johns }
SS.           } I, Frederick Burnham of St. Johns make oath and say as follows:

  1. That I am one of the Petitioners in the foregoing Petition.
  2. That the several matters and things in the said Petition contained and set forth are correct and true to the best of this deponent's judgment, knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me at St. Johns                    Frederick Burnham
this 17th day of October A.D.
Jos. P. Carty
Comm'r S.C.



Supreme Court

In the matter of
the Estate and
Will of Michael
Daly, deceased

Petition for Administration
de bonis non cum testamento
annexo to be granted to
James Ryan of Bonavista


J. J. Little

(To the right side of the above)
1.00   ???
2.50   Copy



Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it Remembered That on this 21st day of October in the 59th Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c, and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and ninety five personally appeared Frederick Burnham of St. Johns in the Central District, Draper, George Knowling of St. Johns Merchant and James Ryan of Bonavista in the Northern District Merchant, and did acknowledge themselves to be held and firmly bound to our said Sovereign Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors, in the penal Sum of Eight thousand dollars to be had, made and levied on his 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 Ryan as Administrator de bonis non, cum testamento annexo of the Estate and Effects of Michael Daly late of St. Johns aforesaid, Planter, 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 Ryan as such Administrator 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, in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the 21st day of April next ensuing the date hereof; and the said Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects, and all other the Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects of the said deceased, at the time of his death, or which at any time afterwards shall come into the hands or possession of him the said James Ryan 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 21st day of October which will be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and ninety six 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 examined and allowed by the said Supreme Court of Newfoundland, shall and do pay and dispose of in 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.
James Ryan
Signed and sealed
in the presence of                                        Frederick Burnham

Geo. I. Adams                                            George Knowling
Comm'r S.C.



Page Transcribed by Gordon Bennett

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Saturday June 30, 2018)

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