Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume VII: 1693-1697. Libers 15B, 15C, 16
The Prerogative Court was the focal point for probate in colonial Maryland. A judge and various clerks staffed the court. All matters of probate went directly to the Prerogative Court, which was located in Annapolis, Maryland's colonial capital. Eventually, administration of probate was delegated to the several county courts; however, many documents related to probate continued to be filed at the Prerogative Court and not in the corresponding county. It should be noted that the Prerogative Court was also the colony's court for equity cases-resolution of disputes over the settlement and distribution of an estate. (Beginning in 1674, inventories and accounts were recorded in a separate series.)
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Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of ...
V. L. Skinner
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administer oath administration on estate administrator of James administrator of John administrator of Robert administrator of Thomas administrator of William administratrix of John administratrix of Thomas administratrix of William Andrew appraisers James appraisers John appraisers Richard appraisers Thomas appraisers William Benjamin bond of John Capt Catterton Caveat exhibited Charles Carroll procurator constituting his widow Continuance was granted Date dec'd executor executrix of John executrix of Thomas exhibited accounts exhibited additional accounts Exhibited inventory exhibited oath exhibited summons Francis George Plater granted administration granted continuance greatest creditor Hugh inventory of John inventory of Thomas inventory of William Jane John Bigger John Dawson John Edmondson John Rawlings Jones Joseph Lionel Copley married Mary relict Michaell Nicholas petitioned Philip Clarke proved Ralph relict & administratrix relict & executrix Richard Harrison Sarah Securities sheriff Smith Sureties Thomas Greenfeild Thomas Tench wife Mary William Dent witnesses