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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Hennebury


Will of John Hennebury
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 365 probate year 1859

First page

Seems to be a slip of paper for the document folio. All hand written

Estate of John Hennebury
Late of Quidi Vidi CB
Planter dead,

Adm_ to John Hennebury
Son of deceased
21st. Oct. 1859

Estate under £100 Stg.

Written at the bottom of the slip at right angles to the main text

E??td ?? P.R
Vol 4 page 400
H.T. W??

Page Two:

Newfoundland             Supreme Court
St. Johns
To wit
To the Honourable the Chief Justice and Assistant Judges.
The Petition
of John Hennebury of Saint Johns Planter humbly sheweth that his Father the late John Hennebury of Quidi Vidi Planter died about twenty five years ago leaving his property which was of the probable value of £100 to his five sons viz this Petitioner Michael Joseph Robert and Thomas. That his will has been lost but the contents therof were in substance and effect as on the other side hereof written. That said John Hennebury left a widow since dead and next of kin the said before mentioned sons - another son named Richard by a former wife and two daughters Sarah and Ellen. That the consent of all next of kin Joseph excepted who is dead and who is represented by his only son Thomas aged about seven years and who lives with and is supported by this Petitioner is attached to these presents - Petitioner therefore prays your Lordships to grant him letters of Administration with the will annexed to the estate of his said Father.

John Hennebury his mark X

Page Three:

St. John's       Newfoundland
To wit
John Hennebury of Saint Johns Planter maketh oath and saith that the contents of foregoing Petition are just correct and true to the best of this Deponents knowledge and belief and that the consent within mentioned is hereto xxxxxxxx (looks like acixxsed)

John Hennebury his mark X
Sworn before me at St Johns
This 19th day of October
AD 1859 - having first been
read & explained.

Hy. Thos. Wood
Commr Affts

Page Four:

Will of the late John Hennebury

I give devise and bequeath to my five sons John, Michael Robert Thomas and Joseph all my fishing room and premises and other the property of which I may die possessed.

John Hennebury

We consent to Administration to the late John Hennebury with the will annexed being granted to his son John and that the contents of the Will of the said deceased were as above written.

Edw Humphrey

John Hennebury his mark X

Richard Hennebury his mark X

Michael Hennebury his mark X

Robert Hennebury his mark X

Thomas Hennebury his mark X

Sarah Hannaberry

Ellen Welsh

John Welsh his mark X

Page Five:

St. John's       Newfoundland
To wit
Edward Humphrey of Quidi Vidi Schoolmaster maketh and saith that he was present and did see the several parties whose names are attached & the written consent execute the same the said consent together with the Will and Petition having first been read to them by the Deponent.

Edw Humphrey

Sworn before me at St. John's
The 19th October AD 1859

Hy. Thos. Wood

Commr Affts

In this area below and written at right angles to the words above:

C??????? Circuit Court
Ordered the Administration
be granted as in a case of Intestacy
By the Court
21 October 1859
Ch? S?????
CC ???



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. 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.

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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