In the Supreme Court
In re estate of Robert Martin
Hennebury late of St. John's,
OATH OF EXECUTOR
Probate granted to
on the 5th day of April
Value of Estate $ 6,000.00
Vol. 11 - Folio 473
To the Honourable the Supreme Court or to One of the Honourable the
The petition of Henrietta Hennebury, of St. John's, Widow,
HUMBLY SHEWETH, that,
1. Robert Martin Hennebury late of St. John's,
Foreman, deceased, died at St. John's on or about the 7th. day of
March, 1954, having made his last will and testament, wherein he
appointed Your Petitioner the executrix thereof.
1. The said deceased at the time of his death was possessed
of property within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court of
the probable value of $6,000.00.
1. Hereto annexed marked "A" is the said last will and testament
of the said deceased proved upon the affidavit of Mary C. Kavanagh,
one of the subscribing witnesses thereto.
1. Hereto annexed marked "B" is a correct and true Inventory
and Valuation of the estate and effects of the said deceased at
the time of his death as far as Your Petitioner can at present
ascertain the same
1. Neither Probate of any will nor Letters of Administration
of the estate of the said deceased have been applied for by or
granted to any person.
Your Petitioner therefore prays that this Honourable Court
or Your Lordship may be pleased to grant to her Letters of Probate
of the will of the said deceased.
And Your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray, etc.
Dated at St. John's this 2nd. Day of April A. D. 1954
Henrietta X Hennebury
probable initials of judge or clerk to left of point 5.
Some writing on top of this page cut off on photocopy from Supreme Court
"A" same initials here as beside point 5
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, ROBERT MARTIN
HENNEBURY of St. John's in the island of Newfoundland Foreman.
I revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by
me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my
last will and testament. I appoint my wife Henrietta
the Executrix of this my will. I desire all my just debts
funeral and testamentary expenses (including death duties)
first be paid out of my estate. I give devise and bequeath
all property of which I may die possessed of every kind nature
and description to my Executrix to be hers absolutely. Should
my said wife Henrietta predecease me I give devise and bequeath
all my property to my son Hayward to be his absolutely and
in such event I appoint him Executor of this my will.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto subscribed my hand at
St. John's aforesaid this 24th day of April A. D. 1946.
SIGNED PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the said Testator as and
for his last will and testament in the presence of us both
present at the same time who at his request and in his
presence and I the presence of each other have hereunto
Subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due
M C Kavanagh
At this time I do not have enough information to connect Robert to the other Henneburys of Quidi Vidi. The Martin middle name has to indicate a link to the Martin faming family of the White Hills of which the oldest known record is the will of Thomas Martin.
My connection to this research is through my great great grandfather John Bastow who married Jane Hennebury. Her parents were Richard Hennebury and Mary Jane Martin. Mary Jane was a daughter of Thomas and was mentioned in the will as Mary Hennebury.