1837-1838 administration of estate for John Kennedy of Fogo who died Intestate, brother was James Kennedy sister was Anastastia Kennedy Dwyer; Edw. and Rich. Dwyer act as administrators

Supreme Court of Newfoundland

to wit:

I do swear that I believe John Kennedy late of Fogo in the Northern District fisherman

deceased, died without a Will; and that I will well and truly administer all and every the Goods, Chattels and Effects of the said deceased, and pay his Debts so far as his Goods will extend; and that I will exhibit a true, full and perfect Inventory of the said Goods of the deceased, and render a true account of my Administration into the Registry of the said Court, within twelve months from date hereof, or when I shall be thereunto lawfully required; and that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits and Effects of the said deceased, which he died possessed of, within the jurisdiction of this Court, do not, according to the best of my knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the value of twelve ________ Pounds Sterling.

Edw. J. Dwyer (his signature)


Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Be it remembered that on this Nineteenth? day of May in the seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Fourth by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-seven personally appeared

Richard Dwyer at present St. John's Planter and Edward Dwyer of Fogo in the Northern District Planter

and did acknowledge themselves to be held and firmly bound to our said Lord the King his Heirs and Successors in the penal Sum of twenty four Pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be had, made and levied on their Goods, Chattels and Effects jointly and severally if Default is made in any of the Conditions following:

Now the Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden

Edward Dwyer as Administrator of the Estate and Effects of John Kennedy late of Fogo Fisherman

deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a just, true and perfect Inventory of all and singular, the Goods, Credits, and Effects of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of him the said Edward Dwyer

or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for him and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the last day of April next ensuing the date hereof; and the said Goods, Chattels, Credits, and Effects, and all the other Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects of the said deceased, at the time of his death, or which at any time afterwards shall come to the hands or possession of him the said Edward Dwyer

or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true Account of his said Administration, on or before the last day of April which will be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Eight and afterwards from time to time as he shall be lawfully required. And all the rest, residue and remainder of the said Goods, Chattels, Credits and Effects, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administration Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the said Supreme Court of Newfoundland, shall and do pay and dispose of in a due course of Administration, or in such a manner as the said Court shall direct; -- then this Obligation to be void and of no effect, or else to be and remain in full force and virtue.

Signed and Sealed in the presence of

Richard Dwyer

Edw. J. Dwyer

{illegible name Wm.B. Smith?}

For the Supreme Court

In the matter of the Estate of John Kennedy late of Fogo Fisherman died Intestate

On reading the Petition of Edward Dwyer a Creditor of the said Intestate this day preferred praying letters of administration of the Estate of the said Intestate; as also the affidavit thereto annexed setting forth that the nearest of heir to the said Intestate are James Kennedy of Fogo in the Northern District Fisherman and Anastatia Dwyer of the same place-----the surviving Brother and Sister of the Intestate. It is ordered that the said James Kennedy and Anastasia Dwyer or one of them do appear in this Honorable Court on the 10th day of May next to sue out Letters of Administration of the Estate of the said Intestate otherwise such Letters of Administration will be committed to the said Edward Dwyer pursuant to the prayer of his petition.

{illegible sign. Rutherford?}

November 10, 1826

Blaike

Chief Clerk

Newfoundland Supreme Court

In the Goods of John Kennedy Intestate

St. John

to wit:}

Richard Dwyer of Fogo in the Island aforesaid Planter maketh oath and saith that he was present at Fogo aforesaid in the month of December last, and did hear the annexed order read to James Kennedy and Anastasia Dwyer the same being at the same time show to them by John Ludlow (Sudlon?) of Fogo aforesaid Constable- that the said James Kennedy and Anastasia Dwyer replied that they would not appear in the said Court, or do what was required of them by the said order.

{signed} Richard Dwyer

{illegible note as follows}

Sworn before

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Day 18??

Blaike?

Contributed by Colleen Haynes. Transcribed by Joanne Connors. May 2005.