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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Hennebury


Will of William Henneberry
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 593 probate year 1866

Four page item from the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
Obtained July 2004

Page One:

Estate of William Henneberry
late of St. John's
in the Central District

Administration to Elizabeth Henneberry
of St. John's aforesaid
dated the 2nd day of April 1866.

Estate sworn under $120.

Entered in P.R. Vol 3 Folio 550

Page two

Supreme Court -
To the Honorable Hugh W. Hoyles, Chief Justice, and others the Honorable the Assistant Judges of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

The Petition of Elizabeth Henneberry of Saint John's Widow

Humbly Sheweth:

That the late William Henneberry late of Saint John's, Yeoman, died on or about the 13th day of April 1864 having previously made his last Will and Testament in writing by which he bequeathed all his land goods chattels and effects to your Petitioner - That said Will was deposited and proven? in common form in the Office of the Chief Clerk and Registrar of this Honorable Court.
That his executor was named therein - That Testator left no children him surviving and the value of his Estate is about one hundred Dollars.

Page three

Petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Administration with said Will annexed to said Estate may be granted to her and for which as in duty bound she will ever pray ----

Elizabeth Henneberry LS
Saint John's
Mar: 27th 1866

Supreme Court
St. John's       Elizabeth Henneberry of Saint John's, widow, maketh oath and saith -that
To wit       the contents of the foregoing Petition are correct and true to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief,

Elizabeth Henneberry LS
Sworn at St. John's
this 27 day of March
A. D. 1866 before me

J. T. Wood (unsure of the first two initials)
Comm'r Affts

Page four

In the Name of God Amen

I William Henneberry a Native of Newfoundland and now residing on the Freshwater Road St. John's Newfoundland do make this my last Will and Testament.

Imprimis I bequeath my Soul to the Mercy of my Creator and my body to be disposed of after my death as my Wife and Brother may think fit and proper.

Item, I bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth late Foley, all my Interest in the Farm and premises that descended to me from my Father, as well as Goods Monies debts or Notes or any other Chattels, of which I may die possessed for her sole use and benefit - As Witness my hand in Freshwater aforesaid this 2nd. day of April Eighteen hundred & Sixty four 1864

John Roche LS       William Hannabarry LS
Moses Neil LS       William Foley LS



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Contributed by Geoff Martin and also by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

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

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