[Ontario Surrogate's Records] [Index to Book 13]


Ontario County Wills & Administrations

Book 13 (1818-1822)


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[Henry Roff Jr. and Nabby Gillet, administrators of Asa Gillet late of Italy need to raise $2264.17 to pay his debts and must sell enough property to cover this sum, being:]

all those Several pieces or parcels of Land described in a certain Mortgage executed by the said Asa Gillet and Nabby Gillet his wife bearing date the twentyeighth day of January 1818 to Secure the sum of Eighteen hundred Dollars reference being thereunto had, the Said Premises to be sold subject to the above described Mortgage.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of Office at Canandaigua the Eleventh day of July 1818.

Stephen Phelps, Surrogate

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[19 March 1816

Abraham Wagener and Jacob W. Hallet, administrators of William Wall late of Benton need to raise $1956.61 to pay his debts and must sell enough property to cover this sum, being:]

the three following Lots of Land in Phelps & Gorhams Purchase so called in the County of Ontario (Viz) Lot number Twentyfour in Township Number Six First Range containing two hundred & fifty acres also all that part of Lot number fifty two Township Number Seven first Range yet unsold containing one hundred and fifty acres. Lot Number Eightyfour Township Number Eight containing two hundred acres.

I Stephen Phelps Surrogate of the county of Ontario certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the Original Order on Record in the Surrogates Office and whereas it appears by accounts rendered by Abraham Wagener & Jacob W. Hallet administrators aforesaid that there still remains debts unsettled against the Estate of William Wall aforesaid to the amount of five hundred & forty five Dollars Eighty four cents; Now Therefore the said Surrogate by Virtue of the aforesaid Order doth order and direct the said administrators (together with the assistance of George D. Stewart a [ ] Person who is hereby authorized and appointed to assist the said administrators in the sale) to sell the whole or so much of lot number Seventy-four in Township Number Six in the first Range of Townships in the County of Ontario as will be sufficient to raise said sum of $545.85.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of Office at Canandaigua this thirteenth day of March 1819. Stephen Phelps, Surrogate

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[ Nathan L. Kidder, administrator of the Estate of Abraham Oldfield late of Benton need to raise $292.61to pay his debts and must sell enough property to cover this sum, being:]

the following described premises of which the said Abraham Oldfield died seized (Viz) sixty acres of land situate in the town of Benton in the county of Ontario, Forty acres of which lying on the east side of a highway called the preemption road bounded on the north and east by Jonathan Witchers [sic] land, south by Jonathan Pierces land and west by said highway and twenty acres of said land lying on the west side of said road bounded on the South by Lewis Boyds land, on the west by Samuel Browns Land, on the North by Gowin Robsons land and on the east by said road, also about one fourth of an acre of said land situate on the west side of said road near a School House bounded west by Abel Pecks land, north by the said School house lot, and east by said road, the whole of said premises to be sold subject to the widows dower.—

In testimony whereof the said Surrogate hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal of office at Canandaigua this twentysecond day of July 1820. Stephen Phelps, Surrogate

Ontario County Ss:

Surrogates Office

Whereas Nathan L. Kidder administrator of the estate of Abraham Oldfield late of the Town of Benton in the County of Ontario deceased, pursuant to the direction of the foregoing Order did on the sixteenth day of October 1820 proceed to Sell the above described about one fourth of an acre of Land to Jacob F. Allbright he being the highest bidder, therefore also on the same day twenty two acres of the aforesaid first described premises to Abel Peck for the sum of one hundred and ten Dollars he being the highest bidder therefore and that on the fourteenth day of December 1820 the said Nathan L. Kidder did proceed to sell Seventeen & a half acres of the aforesaid described premises to Gurdon Badger for the sum of one hundred & thirty Dollars he being the highest bidder therefore and the said administrator having Rendered an account thereof to Stephen Phelps Surrogate of said county and whereas the said Surrogate after having carefully Examined the proceedings of the said Nathan L. Kidder in the premises and finding to his satisfaction that the aforesaid Sales hath been legally and lawfully Credited I therefore Order and direct the said Nathan L. Kidder to convey the above described premises to the Respective purchasers aforesaid pursuant to the Statute in such case made and provided.—

In testimony whereof the said Surrogate hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal of office at Canandaigua this seventeenth day of March 1821. Stephen Phelps Surrogate

[Abel Peck legally appointed guardian of all the minor heirs at law of Abraham Oldfield late of the town of Benton; on 22 July 1820 by Stephen Phelps, for purposes only of the said sale of real estate.]

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[ Nathan L. Kidder, administrator of the Estate of Abraham Oldfield late of Benton needs to raise $292.61to pay his debts, also an additional sum of $89.70, the balance of demands against the said estate remaining unsettled, and must sell enough property to cover this sum, being:]

the following described premises of which the said Abraham Oldfield died seized viz. Situate in the Town of Benton in the County of Ontario being about eight acres of land on which the House and buildings now occupied by the said Abraham Oldfield at the time of his decease being all the land now Remaining unsold of which the said Abraham Oldfield died seized lying in the said town of Benton Exclusive [of] the widows dower.

In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal of Office at Canandaigua this seventeenth day of March 1821. Stephen Phelps Surrogate

[Sold to Abel Peck 24 May 1821 for $100. The administrator directed to convey the land to him by Ira Selby, Surrogate, on 28 June 1821.]

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[ Sarah Brown, administratrix of the estate of George Brown late of Jerusalem needs to raise $1722.62 to pay his debts and must sell enough property to cover this sum, being:]

one hundred & three acres of Land situate in the town of Jerusalem in said County and Bounded on the West by the East shore of the East branch of the Crooked Lake and on the North by Lands belonging to John Bedoe and easterly by lands belonging to Abraham Waggoner, on the south by Lands belonging to Charles Williamson—

also fifty Nine acres of Land situate in the same town & County known by the Samuel Clark farm and the farm on which the said Saml Clark now resides and the Mony arising from such sale to apply for the payment of the Debts against said Estate.

In witness whereof the said Surrogate hath hereunto set his hand & seal of Office at Canandaigua the 28th day of July 1822. Ira Selby

[Sarah Brown sold on 30 April 1822 the said 59 acres to Daniel Benedict for $175, and on the same day sold the said 103 acres to John Beddoe for $300. She rendered her account to the Surrogate, which was proven on the oath of Brinton W. Hazard. The account was approved 24 May 1822 by Ira Selby.]

[Brinton W. Hazard appointed guardian to all the minor heirs of George Brown late of Benton for the express purpose of watching out for their interests through the said sales of real estate, 22 February 1822 by Ira Selby.]

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[ Anna Townsend, Joseph Jones and Joshua Way, administrators of the Estate of Henry Townsend late of Milo need to raise $2000 to pay his debts and must sell enough property to cover this sum, being:]

all that certain lot or piece of land situate in the town of Elmira County of Tioga & State of New York being near Samuel Bruens Grist & Saw Mill being eighty three acres of land purchased by the said Henry Townsend of Stephen Hurd reference to said conveyance being hereunto had—

also the undivided half of one hundred & sixty two acres of Land in Lot No. Nine in the gore granted to William Potter James Parker & Thomas Hathaway situate in the town of Reading in the County of Steuben & State of New York—

also fourteen acres of Land situate in Township No. seven in the first range of Townships in the Massachusetts preemption being a part of Lot No. thirty two and purchased by the deceased of Timothy Plimpton and Sarah his wife—

also one equal undivided half of the Factory Mills so called situate in the Town of Milo & County of Ontario together with the equal undivided half of the Lot belonging to said Mills containing about four acres be the same more or less being the property owned by the Deceased & John Lawrence or so much of the above described property as will be sufficient to raise two thousand Dollars and the proceeds of said sale to apply for the payment of the debts due from said Estate.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal of Office at Canandaigua this 29th day of April 1822. Ira Selby, Surrogate

[The Administrators on 25 June 1822 sold the property in Elmira for $350 to Silas Beers a resident of the said town. Aaron Remer appointed guardian of the minor heirs of Henry Townsend on 29 April 1822. The Surrogate orders the said property turned over to the buyer, 19 July 1822.]

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[Nathan P. Cole & Joseph Smith, Executors of the Last Will & Testament of Samuel Raymond late of Benton need to raise $190.00 to pay his debts and must sell enough property to cover this sum, being:]

Twenty acres of Land from Lot No. 116 in Township No. Eight in the first range of Townships in the County of Ontario Bounded as follows:

Beginning at the North west corner of John Gilberts Land running easterly on the North Line of the said John Gilbert Land fifty Rods thence far enough North to contain the said twenty acres or so much thereof as will be sufficient to raise the said sum of one hundred and Ninety dollars and to be sold in such way and manner as will be most for the benefit of said Estate and the Money rising from said sale to be applied for the payment of the debts due from said Estate.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal of Office at Canandaigua the 16th day of May 1822. Ira Selby

[The executors surveyed the said twenty acres into eight lots containing 2 ½ acres each and sold them on 21 August 1822 as follows: No. 1 to Robert Butler for $35; No. 2 for $25.12; No. 3 to Jared Patchen for $25.25; Lots 4 & 5 to John Slaughter for $26.50 and $26.25 respectively; No. 7 to Samuel C. Lyon for $30.06, each being the highest bidder; the total sum raised by the sale was $168.18. On 31 August 1822 the Surrogate orders them to turn the property over to the respective purchasers. Since the sale was not sufficient to cover the entire amount of debt, they are ordered to sell further property, viz:]

five acres of land in addition to the land contained in the foregoing order & to be taken off the said Lot No. 116 North of the lots aforesaid or so much together with the Land remaining unsold and described in said foregoing order as will raise said sum of $132.00 and in such way and manner as will be most for the Interest of said Estate and the Money arising from such sale to apply for the payment of the debts due from said Estate.

[The Executors on 14 October 1822 sold two new lots 9 and 10, plus Nos. 6 and 8 unsold from before, and No. 1, since the bidder Robert Butler was unable to pay for it. Lot No. 1 was sold to Henry Sayre for $33; No. 6 to Samuel C. Lyon for $39; Nos. 8 and 10 to John L. Cleveland for $34 and $50.62 ½ respectively; and No. 9 to Matthew Cole for $36.01. The total sale amount was $192.64 ½ , and the executors were ordered to turn the property over to the respective bidders on 10 October 1822.]