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In re John Keough deceased
To the Honourable the Chief Justice and Assistant Judges of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
The Petition of Patrick Keough of Bonavista general Trader and of Ann Keough the Widow of John Keough late of Bonavista, Trader,
HUMBLY SHEWETH: -
- That John Keough late of Bonavista Trader departed this life on the eleventh day of May last having been accidentally drowned off the coast near Saint Johns on his return from thence to Bonavista leaving him surviving your petitioner his widow and five young children.
- That the deceased at the time of his death was possessed of a small portion of property at Bonavista which together with outstanding debts owing from his former trading and now due to him or his estate to the value of two hundred and twenty Pounds Sterling within the Jurisdiction of your Honourable Court.
- Your petitioners further Shewith that the said deceased made no testamentary disposition of his effects and also that the deceased had when returning in his possession a small stock of goods which he had obtained in Saint Johns under the special guarantee of your petitioner his father for which upon his sons decease petitioner took together with his late sons affairs the general management and supervision for and in behalf of his family and creditors generally.
Therefore your petitioners humbly pray that your Lordships may be pleased to grant them letters of Administration either separately to his said father or jointly to petitioners upon their or either of them giving security necessary, and as in duty bounds your petitioners will ever pray.
Bonavista Northern District
Of Newfoundland the first
Day of August AD 1859
Patrick Keough and Ann Keough the Petitioners above namely maketh oath and saith that all and singular the matters and things stated and set forth in the foregoing Petition are just and true to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Sworn at Bonavista
This first Day of
August AD 1859
Comm. of affidavits in Supreme Court
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