Transcribed by WAYNE PIKE
Contributed by C. HAYNES from microfilm reels at LDS Center
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
The Petition of William Walsh
concerning the Will of Judith Hennessey
Probate year 1831, from the LDS microfilm # 2056192
|To the Honble E. B. Brenton
Esquire Acting Chief Justice of Newfoundland
The memorial of William Walsh of St. Johnís, Farmer
That on the 3rd day of October 1816 the late Judith Henessy, mother in lawto your Honors memorialist died; leaving a will wherein she bequeathed to herdaughter (My late wife) in conjunction with two other daughters, her interest in a certain farm known by the name of Henessyís Farm.
That Messrs Nicholas & Joseph Gill were appointed by the said lateJudith Henessy to act as joint executors on the said will, but having refused to act, the sole management of the deceased estate devolved upon your Honorís memorialist, who has paid debts due by the deceased to the amount of upwards of £100.
That two of the grand children of the late Judith Henessy are desirousof selling their interest in the said farmbut find that they cannot do so without Letters of Administration being taken out. When upon application to the Clerk of the Court, your Honorís memorialist was informed that no Administration could be granted unless
Messrs Nicholas & Joseph Gill renounced the will.
Wherefore your Honorís Memorialist humbly prays that yourHonor will be pleased to order Messrs Nicholas & Joseph Gill to appear in your Honorable Court to show cause why they will not renounce the said will, so as to enable your Honorís memorialist to administer to the estate.
And as in duty bound
Your Honorís memorialist will ever pray.
Wm. X Walsh
Witness John Bulger Jr. (?)
St. Johnís Newfoundland
12 December 1831
In the Honorable the Supreme Circuit
On the petition of William Walsh of Saint Johnís, farmer it is ordered that Nicholas Gill and Joseph Gill of Saint Johnís merchants, the persons named in the last will and testament of Judith Hennessey late of Saint Johnís aforesaid widow deceased, do appear at Chambers on Monday the 19 inst at 11 Oíclock to show cause if any they have why they refuse to take upon themselves the trust of executors to the said will & why they do not renounce the last will and allow the said Walsh to administer to the estate of the said Judith Hennessy under the said will.
N. Circuit Court
14 Decem. 1831
I hereby renounce every right which I might claim as executor under the will of the late Judith
Hennessey. 23rd December 1831
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