Monday, July 4, 2022

Amanuensis Monday -- 1869 Administrator's Petition for Probate of Estate of Emily M.L. Seaver in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

 This week's document for transcription is from the 1869 Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court estate papers for the intestate estate of Emily M.L.  Seaver (1831-1869) of Ashland, Massachusetts.

a)  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court Records - Case File 41273, image 3 of 7:

The transcription of this petition is (handwriting in italics):

To the Honorable the Judge of the Probate Court in and for the County of Middlesex:

Respectfully represents  George F. Seaver 
of  Ashland  in the County of  Middlesex  that
    Emily M.L. Seaver  who last dwelt in
Ashland  in said County of Middlesex, died on the  twenty fifth
day of  July  in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixty  nine
intestate, possessed of goods and estate   remaining to be adminis-
tered, leaving  a husband  who is  your petitioner  
and is her only next of kin the persons whose names, residence and relationship to the deceased are:
as follows, viz.:
          Willie F. Seaver and
          Fanny C. Seaver both of said
         Ashland  children

That your petitioner is  the husband of said deceased

Wherefore your petitioner prays that he may be appointed Administrator of the estate of said

Dated this  twenty third  day of  November  A.D.  1869.
                                                        Geo. F. Seaver

The source citation for this probate record is:

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case files, Case file 41273 (7 images), Emily M.L. Seaver of Ashland, 1869; "Middlesex County (Massachusetts) Probate File Papers, 1648-1871," digital images, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors  ( accessed 3 July 2022).

The estate file for the intestate probate of Emily M.L. Seaver (1831-1869) contains 7 pages, including:

*  23 November 1869:  images 2-3, The Petition for Administration of the estate
*  23 November 1869:  image 4, decree of administrator's appointment
*  25 November 1869:  image 5, affidavit of administrator that estate value is less than $1000
*  23 November 1869:  images 6-7:  bond of administrator of estate for $2000

Emily M.L. Jones was born January 1831 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of James H. and Fanny (Cossett) Jones.  She married George Francis Seaver (1835-1887) on 5 June 1855 in Ashland, Massachusetts.  Emily died 25 July 1869 in Ashland.  They had three children:

*  William Francis "Willie" Seaver (1857-1930), married (1) 1879 Viola G. Bledsoe (1859-1895); (2) 1896 Mary J. Blake (1865-1906); (3) 1910 Rebecca Catherine Young (1870-1944).
*  Fanny Cosset Seaver (1860-????), married 1883 James B. Knowlton (1856-????).
*  Harrie W. Seaver (1863-1864).

George Francis Seaver (1835-1887) is my 6th cousin 4 times removed.  Our common Seaver ancestor is my 9th great-grandfather, Robert Seaver (1608-1683).


NOTE: Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday." John offers this definition for "amanuensis:"

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

Read other transcriptions for records of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.

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