Estate of Patrick Kennedy

     18th of May 1829

      To the Honorable E.B Brenton

     Esquire acting Judge of Newfoundland

     The memorial of Mary Kennedy humbly sheweth

     That your memorialists husband was unfortunately lost this spring at the Sea and she had not the means of getting his proportion of the voyage without having letters of administration granted she therefore humbly prays that your Lordship will be pleased to order such Letters to be granted her and as is duty bound will ever pray and she will produce sufficient securities for her administration.

     St. John's Newfoundland

    16th May 1829

    Mary Kennedy

    Am= to party 1300

     no family but likely soon to be confined

     M. Meagher }securities

     M. Cooney


Be it Remembered, That on this twentieth day of May in the Year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George 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 ?? of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty nine personally appeared Mary Kennedy of Saint John's Newfoundland widow. John Meagher of St. Johns, cooper & John Cooney also of St. John's Fishermen and did acknowledge Kennedy to be held and firmly bound to Our said Lord the king his Heirs and Successors in the penal sum of Forty Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be had, made and levied on their Goods, Chattels, and Effects Jointly for Kennedy if Default is made in any of the Conditions following:

Note the condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden Mary Kennedy Administratirix to the Estate & Effects of her Late Husband Patk. Kennedy of WEXFORD, Ireland but late of St. John's Fishermen 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 her the said Mary Kennedy or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for her and the same so made do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, into the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, at or before the first day of May next ensuing the date hereof and the said Goods, Chattels, Credits, and Effects and all 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 her the said Mary Kennedy

or to the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her shall well and truly administer according to Law, and further shall make, or cause to be made, a just and true Account of her said Administration, on or before the First day of May which will be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty and afterwards from time to time as she 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 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 } Mary Kennedy

in the presence of } John Meagher

James L. Blaike ?

his mark (X) John Cooney

form by RYAN, printer


_St. Johns_} I Do swear the I believe PATRICK KENNEDY of County of WEXFORD, IRELAND

to witt.}

But of late of Saint Johns Newfoundland, Fisherman, my husband is _

deceased, died without a Will; and that I will well and truly Administer all and every the Goods 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 the date hereof, or when I shall be thereunto the fully require; and that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, 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 Twenty Pounds sterling.

(X) Mary Kennedy

Sworn at St. Johns

the _twentieth_ day of

_May_ in the Year of our Lord One Thousand

Eight Hundred and Twenty Nine

James L Blaike


LDS microfilm #2056192 Estate Files

Obtained by Colleen Haynes. Transcribed by Joanne Connors.

click to enlarge thumbnails of original document Pat Kennedy 1829 Estate

*document 3 is not missing it was just a blurred photo and retaken as 4


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