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

Will of Richard Voisey

Estate of Richard

Voisey of St. John’s


Admtn granted

Decemr. 29 1857 to

John Voisey of

St. John’s Farmer

Estate £800

Entd PR These two lines at right angles to and beneath Estate 800

Vol 3 F 338


To the Honorable James

Brady Chief Justice and

others the acting Assistant

Judges of the Supreme Court

of Newfoundland

The humble Petition of John Voisey of

Forest Road in the vicinity of St. John’s in

the said Island, farmer –

Respectfully sheweth; -

That the late Richard

Voisey late of Forest Road aforesaid farmer

departed this life intestate on or about the

fourth day of December instant, leaving

no widow but three children, namely

Petitioner, Richard Voisey junior and

Susan Cook wife of George Cook surviving

him; that said children are of full age

and are residing in the said Island –

That at the time of his decease

the said intestate was possessed

in his own right in the said Island of

goods and chattels, real and personal;

including money, amounting in the

whole to the probable value of about

Eight hundred and five pounds and twelve

shillings currency:-

That petitioner hath obtained

the consent of his said brother Richard

to take out Letters of administration to his

said later Fathers Estate –

Petitioner, therefore humbly

prays that Letters of

administration to the Estate

assets and effects of the

said Intestate may be

granted to him on his giving the

security required by law –

And for which as in duty bound

Petitioner will ever pray etc.


John X Voisey


St. Johns-

17 December


In the Supreme Court

In the Matter of

the Intestate Estate

of the late Richard

Voisey-------------- John Voisey of

Forest Road in the

vicinity of St. Johns aforesaid farmer

the written and foregoing Petitioner

maketh oath and saith that the

allegations and statements contained

in the within Petition are correct and

true to the best of this Deponents

knowledge and belief. his

John X Voisey


Sworn to at Saint John’s –

aforesaid this 17th

day of December A. D. 1857

Before me-

Having been first read

over to the said John


Geo. Anderson

Commer. of Affts.

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