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


TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES:  This is the petition by Mary nee Mallard for her husband William. They were married in the Anglican Cathedral in St. John's October 30, 1819   

Marriage Entry ( )  reads as follows:

William HENNEBURY, bach, Quidi Vidi
"Spinster" MALLARD, ("Mary" added), spin, Quidi Vidi
Witnesses: John Mallard and Thomas Tucker

Mary notes that her husband died on or about the 9th day of August instant.  As she gives no year and the administration was granted in March 1860, researchers may think he died in 1859.  However, William died in 1857.


Petition of Mary Hennebury -  Estate of William Hennebury

Intestate Estate of

William Hennebury late of

St. Johnís C. D. Farmer decd

Admtn to Mary, Widow of

Decd 24th March 1860

Estate sworn under L 200 Stg.

Entd in P. R.

Vol 3 page 422

To the Honorable the Chief

Justice of Newfoundland

The Petition of Mary Hennebury of St. Johnís widow

respectfully showeth

That William Hennebury late of St. Johnís farmer departed this life on or about the 9th day of August instant leaving him surviving his widow (Your Petitioner) and seven children respectively named William, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth, Ian, Harriet and Margaret.

That at the time of his decease he was possessed of property consisting of a farm and farming stock in St. Johnís of the probable value of two hundred and fifty pounds

That the late William Hennebury died intestate.

Your petitioner therefore humbly prays that letters of administration may be granted to her of her late husbands Estate and as in duty bound she will ever pray.

Mary her X Hennebury