Transcribed by GEOFF MARTIN
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors



Will of John Hennebury

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 L 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 L100 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 Ė 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 Ė 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. Johnís                                                                                                                                              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)


Sworn before me at St Johns                              John Hennebury his mark X

This 19th day of October

AD 1859 Ė 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. Johnís                                                                                                                              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.



Beside this signature and written along the margin is noted the following:

Estate of John Hennebury  then it looks like the letters SC then Petition for Admin-



Sworn before me at St. Johnís                                                           Edw Humphrey 


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 ???