Sub-series 4 - Cases in Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (Probate)

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Cases in Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (Probate)


  • 1873-1905 (Creation)

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Thomas Sheehy (1840-1913) was a solicitor, barrister and proctor of Collins Street, Hobart. He was a younger son of John and Ellen Sheehy of Hobart and in 1860 was articled to his brother Stephen (d. 1879), a solicitor, and was admitted in 1865.
As a member of a leading Catholic family and brother of a priest, Thomas Sheehy had many Catholics among his clients. His business records include a letter book, diaries noting consultations and actions taken, drafts of documents, notes and apprenticeship indentures.

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Papers relating to probate, claims against estates of deceased, cases and opinions concerning the execution of wills and also applications for administration of intestate estates. Papers in alphabetical order.

  1. Rose Bennett: intestate 1879
  2. Joseph Bridge: intestate 1875
  3. Thomas Brown 1888-89, of Oatlands (d. 13 March 1887), inc. correspondence with daughter M.A. Harding, trusts for daughters' families etc.
  4. William Birchall 1894, late of Launceston (inc. will of Henry Marshall of Blind Burn, Glamorgan)
  5. Michael John Clarke, builder, of Hobart 1889
  6. Richard James Edwards of Hobart, tobacconist 1892
  7. Cornelius Finn of Ridgeway 1876
  8. Mary Fitzpatrick of Hobart, widow 1877
  9. Richard Gerald Fitzsimmons of Richmond, gent 1886
  10. John Richard Garth of Sandy Bay, farmer 1878
  11. Martin Goram of Hobart 1899
  12. George Grey otherwise George Bale: intestate 1884
  13. Fortune Guillois of Hobart, mattress maker 1885-86
  14. Ellen Mary Gurling 1898
  15. Thomas Harrison: intestate 1878
  16. Abraham Hawkesford of Hobart, mariner 1883-85
  17. Michael Hayes of Hobart, licensed victualler 1886
  18. Ellen Hefferan 1886
  19. Patrick Hefferan of Hobart, dairyman 1877
  20. Anne, wife of Edward Heslop of Launceston, grocer 1894
  21. Patrick Hewitt 1886, Catholic priest of New Town N.S.W. died in Hobart, Rev. Philip Ryan Hennebry executor.
  22. Charles Henry Hodges of Oatlands 1887
  23. Thomas George Holdsworth of Oatlands, farmer 1887
  24. Richard Howard of Hobart, licensed victualler 1886
  25. Adam Howell of Launceston, shoemaker 1883
  26. James Hurst of Hobart, coal & wood merchant 1877
  27. Edward Carroll Marum, Catholic priest of Brighton 1881, including Roberts Stewart catalogue of books of estate of Archdeacon E.C. Marum.
  28. John Ryan of Oatlands, storekeeper (d. 1878) 1877-91 and Ellen Ryan (d. 1882), including particulars of sale of property and abstract of title of Rev. John Feehan and Andrew Morrison to land at Oatlands bequeathed by Mrs Ellen Ryan.
  29. Ebenezer Sims: intestate 1885
  30. William Smith: intestate 1876, of Auckland, New Zealand, formerly of Hobart, carpenter
  31. Ellen Whitford, factory manageress of Hobart 1905, including inventory of goods

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When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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CE September 2018




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