Transcribed by JOHN ROWE, proofread by  C. HAYNES from microfilm reels at LDS Center
While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors


The Petition of Sally Heaney concerning the Estate of Patrick Heaney

Probate year 1829, from the LDS microfilm 
Estate Files # 2056192

To the Honourable Richard Alexander Tucker, Esquire, Chief Judge of the Supreme Court …A. W. Des Barres and E.B. Brenton Esquire, assistant judge of said court.

The Memorial of Sarah Heaney

Humbly sheweth:

That your memorialist husband Patrick Heaney was a schoolmaster in this town and died in June last intestate leaving your memorialist with four children, the eldest sixteen years of age.

That your memorialist being desirous to take out Letter of Administration to her late husbands effects, prays that your Lordship may be pleased. So grant the same and offer for (?) Dan Breen and John Long and as in duty bound will ever pray tell.

St. John's Newfoundland

14th Dec. 1829

(signed) Sally Heaney


I do swear that I believe Patrick Heaney, late of St. John's, laboror ……late husband

deceased, died without a will and 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 twelve months from the date hereof, or when shall be thereunto lawfully required; and that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits and Effects of the said deceased, which he died possessed of, within the jurisdiction of this Court, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgement and belief amount to the value of two hundred pounds sterling.

Sworn at St. John's the sixteenth day of Dec in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty nine.

(signed) Sally Heey


Be it remembered That on this sixteenth day of December in the tenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Fourth by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc. in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty nine personally appeared Sarah Heaney of St. John's Newfoundland, widow, Daniel Breen, John Long, both of St. John's Newfoundland, and did acknowledge …..?…….. to be held and firmly bound to Our Said Lord the King Heirs and Successors, in the penal sum of four hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be had, made and levied on their Goods, Chattels and Effects jointly and …?… ally if Default is made in any of the Conditions following:

Now the Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden Sarah Heaney Administrix to the estate and effects of her late Husband William Heaney late of St. John's ……………?…….. 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 her the said Sarah Heaney or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for her and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the first day of December which will be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty and afterwards from time to time as she shall be lawfully required. And all the rest, residue and remainder of the Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administration Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the said Supreme Court of Newfoundland, shall and do pay and dispose of in a due course of Administration, or in such 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,

Signed and Sealed in the presence of

Sally Heeney,

Daniel Breen,

John Long


Transcriber’s notes: Patrick is also called William, and Sarah signs Sally.

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