Petition of Margaret McPhee, Darnley, PEI to obtain Letters of Administration re Angus McPhee (- March, 1855), Bay de Chaleur, NB - formerly of Malpeque, PEI.
Note: some punctuation added for clarity.
Prince Edward Island
To His Honour, Charles Young
Surrogate Judge of Probate,
and for Granting Letters of Administration
on the Estates of Persons deceased Intestate
The Humble Petition of Margaret McPhee of Darnley, within said Island, Widow of Angus McPhee, late of Bay de Chaleur, New Brunswick, lumberer, deceased.
That Your Petitionerís late said husband departed this life some time in the month of March last past (1855) intestate, as your Petitioner is advised and verily believed, leaving Your Petitioner, his Widow, and Eight in family, namely two daughters and six sons, Children of your Petitioner, all of whom have attained their majority, and six of whom your Petitioner knows to be living, the other two your Petitioner has not heard of for some years, and can not state whether they are alive or not.
That Your Petitionerís said deceased husband, died leaving no moveable or personal property to the knowledge or belief of your Petitioner, but leaving one hundred acres of land situate at New London Ponds, within said Island, leased to Francis Clark for a long term of years at the annual rent of Five Pounds Sterling , which your Petitioner has for some years been in receipt of.
That Your Petitioner is desirous of obtaining administration on the Estate of the said Intestate, as his Widow and next of kin.
May it therefore please Your Honour to grant her such Administration and as in duty bound she will .......???.
19 March 1856
Margaret X McPhee
In The Surrogate Court
Margaret McPhee, the aforenamed Petitioner maketh oath and saith that she hath heard read the above going Petition, and that the facts therein stated are true.
Sworn to this
19th March 1856
Margaret X McPhee
Note: The above document was entirely handwritten- jld.
Note: 2nd document. Words in this document in italics, indicate handwritten words......all other words appear preprinted. - jld
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS,
That we Margaret McPhee, Widow, Garet Dempsey, and Peter Morrison, farmers, all of Malpeque in Prince Edward Island
are held and firmly bound unto the Surrogate Judge of Probates, in and for the Island of Prince Edward, in the sum of One Hundred
Pounds, of lawful money of the said Island, to be paid to the said Surrogate Judge of Probate for the time being; for which payment to be well and truly made, we bind ourselves, and each of us by himself, for and in the whole, our and each of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our Seals, dated this Nineteenth day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Six.
THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH, That if the above bounden Margaret McPhee Administratrix of all and singular the Goods and Chattels, and Credits of Angus McPhee, late of Bay de Chaleur, New Brunswick, Lumberer, the deceased, do make or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the Real Estate, Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said deceased, which have, or shall come to the hands, or possession, or knowledge of the said Margaret McPhee or into 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 Registry of the Surrogate Court for the said Island, on or before the nineteenth day of September next ensuing; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased, at the time of his death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said Margaret McPhee or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for ........ do well and truly Administer, according to law; and further, do make, or cause to be made, a true and just account of the said Administration, at or before the nineteenth day of December, 1856 and all the rest and residue of the Goods, Chattels and Credits, which shall be found remaining, upon the said Administratorís account, the same being first examined and allowed of by the said Surrogate Court, or other Court of competent authority in that behalf, do deliver and pay over to such person or persons, respectively, as the said Surrogate Court, or other Court of competent authority in that behalf, by Decree or Sentence, pursuant to the true intent and meaning of this Act, shall limit and appoint: And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased, and the Executor or Executors herein named do exhibit the same into the said Surrogate Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Margaret McPhee above bounden being thereto required, do render and deliver the Letters of Administration, (Probate of such Testament being first had and made,) unto the said Surrogate Court; then this obligation to be void and of no effect, or to remain in full force and virtue.
Sealed and delivered in
the presence of
Margaret X McPhee
Peter X Morrison