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Lyman Stone (1793-1818)
Will and Probate File




Probate file for Lyman Stone

Docket 3702

Berkshire Probate and Family Court

44 Bank Row

Pittsfield, MA  01201

Photocopies mailed to Michelle Stone

received 14 May 2010. Transcript/abstract

by M. Stone 17 May 2010

 

 

 

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3702

Stone Lyman

Windsor

February 2 1819.

 

-----------------------------Lyman’s Stone’s Will / 11 July 1818------------------------------------

 

In the Name of God Amen—

 

I Lyman Stone of Windsor in the County of Berkshire and Commonwealth of Massachusetts yeoman—being weeke of Body, but sound in Mind and Perfect in Memory Blessed be allmighty God for the same—do make and Publish this my Last will and Testament in Manner and form following (that is to say) I give my soul to God who gave it and my Body to the Earth from whence it [came...][part of line lost under fold of paper] beloved Mother Charlotty Stone my Trunk and I allso give and Bequeath to my beloved sister Malinda Stone my watch—and it is my further will that my waring apparrill and all my other small Property now in my fathers hous be Equally Divided Between my Brothers and sisters Except a Pair of New Boots which I give to my honoured Father Simon Stone—and it is ferther my will that after my Debts and Charges are Paid that what Remains shall be Disposd of in the following manner that is to say that my Brothers Orin and Ira Stone shall have at the Rate of five Dollars Each To Malindy and Ward having two dolla[rs] and Philander and Almira one Dollar Each and no More and in that Proportion be the same More or less—and that my Brothers and sisters above named shall pay to my honoured mother ten dollars a year during her natural life in the same Proportion Each one or is above named

 

and I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Honoured Father Simon Stone my Executor on this my Last will and Testament To see the foregoing Bequests put in to Lawful opperation after my Brothers and Sisters shall be of age

 

In witness whereof I have hear unto s’d my hand and seal Eleventh Day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred Eighteen

 

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Lyman Stone

 

Sighn’d seal’d and Published and Declared by the within named Lyman Stone to be his Last will and Testament in the Presents of us who have hereunt[o] subscribed our names in Presents of the Testator

 

Robert Walker

Gideon Parsons

Asa Hall Jnr.

 

---------------------------Notice of Probate / 2 February 1819-------------------------------

 

To the Hon. William Walker Judge of Probate for the County of Berkshire –

 

We the subscribers hereby certify that we decline taking the administration with the will annexed, on the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in said County, deceased, and have no objection to the Probate of the same, and request that Asa Hall Jr. of said Windsor be appointed the Executor with the Will annexed of said deceased.

 

January   , 1819.

 

Charlotte Stone

Oren Stone

Ira Stone

 

Received examined and ordered to be put on file.

William Walker J. Prob.

Lenox Feb. 2, 1819

 

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Lyman Stone

Notice of Probate of Will &c

Feb’y 2, 1819

Put on file

 

---------------------------------Statement of Facts / 2 February 1819----------------------------------

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Berkshire ss.  To the Hon. Court of Probate now holden at Lenox within and for said County. Asa Hall Jun. of Windsor in sd. County submits the following statement, viz.

 

That Lyman Stone late of sd. Windsor, deceased, died July 19, [or 29?] 1818 testate appointing Simon Stone late of sd. Windsor the Executor of his will, who has since deceased. That the said Lyman, deceas’d had never been married. That he left Charlotte his mother and Orin Stone and Milo Stone [sic; Ira Stone] of lawful age, and Ward Stone above fourteen years of age and Philander Stone born Sept. 17, 1807, his brothers, and Almira born Jan.y 10, 1811 and Malinda born may, 1801 his Sisters all residing in Windsor aforesd his only heirs at Law. who having signified their wish not to take administration on the estate of the aforesaid Lyman deceas’d The afores’d Asa Hall Jun. being his uncle therefore prays that he may be appointed Administrator with the will annexed on his estate.

 

Asa Hall Junr.

Lenox Feb’y. 2, 1819

 

Berkshire ss.  at a court of Probate begun and holden at Lenox within and for said county on the second day of Febuary [sic] A. D. 1819. before the Hon. William Walker Esq. Judge of s’d Court, personally appeared the aforenamed. Asa Hall Junr. and made oath to the truth of the foregoing statement of facts, whereupon the same is received examined and ordered to be recorded.

 

William Walker

 

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Lyman Stone

Statement of Facts

Feb’y. 2, 1819

Recorded Book 22. P. 423

 

-------------------------------Will, Probate Etc. / 2 February 1819-----------------------------------

 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.

 

BERKSHIRE ss.

 

BY the Honorable WILLIAM WALKER, Esquire, Judge of the Probate of Wills, &c. within and for the said County of Berkshire, To all unto whom these presents shall come,

 

GREETING.

 

KNOW YE, That at a Court of Probate, begun and holden at Lenox within and for the County of Berkshire, on the Second day of Febuary [sic] in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and nineteen before me the said Judge.

 

THE Instrument hereunto annexed, is presented as the last Will and Testament of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the County of Berkshire deceased, by Asa Hall Jun’r. of s’d Windsor for Probate, the Executor therein named, being dead.

 

And Robert Walker, Gideon Parsons and Asa Hall Jun’r. the subscribing witnesses to the same, appearing, made oath that they saw Lyman Stone the testator sign and seal, and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament; that he appeared to be of lawful age, sane mind, and disposing memory when he did it; and that they all subscribed as witnesses to the same, at the same time, in the presence of the said testator

 

I DO THEREFORE, by virtue of the power and authority to me given in and by the laws of the Commonwealth aforesaid, decree that the same Will is proved; and do approve and allow of the said Instrument, as the last Will and Testament of the said Lyman Stone deceased. And I do commit the execution thereof, in all matters concerning the same, and of the estate of the said Lyman Stone whereof he died seized and possessed in said County, unto Asa Hall Jun’r as administrator with the will annexed. well and faithfully to execute the same, and to administer the estate of the said deceased according thereto, who accepts of the said trust and gives bond as the law directs, to render a full and perfect inventory of said estate, into the Probate Office of said County, upon oath, within three months: and also to render a just and true account of his proceedings thereon, upon oath, within one year from the date hereof.

 

IN testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal of said Court.

 

William Walker

 

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Lyman Stone

Will, Probate &c

Feby 2, 1819

Recorded Book 22. P. 423

 

--------------------------Administration with Will; Bond / 2 February 1819------------------------

 

KNOW all Men by these Presents, That we Asa Hall Junr as principal of Windsor and William Prince of s’d Windsor and Samuel Wright of Hinsdale as Sureties—

 

in the County of Berkshire, within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, are holden and stand firmly bound and obliged unto the Hon. WILLIAM WALKER, ESQUIRE, Judge of Probate of Wills, and granting Administrations within the County of Berkshire, in the full sum of Five Thousand Dollars, to be paid unto the said Judge, or his successors in the said office, or assigns; to the true payment whereof we do bind ourselves, and each of us, our, and each of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, jointly and severally, for the whole, and in the whole, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals. Dated the second day of Febuary [sic], in the year of our LORD eighteen hundred and nineteen.

 

The Condition of this present Obligation is such, that if the above bounden Asa Hall Junr. who has this day taken upon him the office of Administrator with the will annexed of the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor aforesaid deceased, shall return upon oath, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Real Estate Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said Testator[?] which have or shall come to the knowledge and possession of him the said Administrator or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him into the Probate Office, in the said County of Berkshire, upon or before the second day of May next ensuing. And further do make a just and true Account of his Administration on oath, as aforesaid, at or before the second day of Febuary [sic] which will be in the year of our LORD, one thousand eight hundred and twenty and all the rest and residue of said Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons as the said Judge or Judges, by his or their decree, order or sentence, pursuant to Law, or said Will, as the case may be, shall limit or appoint; Then this Obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.

 

Asa Hall Jr.

William Prince

Samuel Wright

 

Signed, sealed, and delivered,

in presence of us,

Samuel Kellegg

H. W. Bishop

 

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Berkshire ss. At a Court of Probate begun and holden at Lenox within and for said County on the second day of Febuary [sic] A. D. 1819 The within Bond is examined, approved and ordered to be put on file.

William Walker J. Prob.

 

Lyman Stone

Adm’r, with Will annexed

Bond -  Feb’y. 2. 1819

Recorded Book 22 P. 425

 

Thos. Allen Esq. of Hinsdale

Gideon Parsons     )

Ephraim Baldwin )Windsor

Appraisers

 

-----------------------------------Warrant for Inventory / 2 February 1819----------------------------

 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.

 

BERKSHIRE ss.  TO Thomas Allen Esq. of Hinsdale and Gideon Parsons and Ephraim Baldwin of Windsor in said County, and disinterested Freeholders, GREETING.

 

YOU are hereby appointed and impowered to make an Inventory of all the Estate whereof Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the County of Berkshire deceased, died seized and possessed in said County of Berkshire, and (according to your best skill and judgment) truly and justly to appraise the same, under oath, according to the present value thereof, in lawful money of this Commonwealth. And you are to make return of this Warrant, with your doings therein, into the Probate Office of the said County, within three months from the date hereof.

 

Said Estate will be shewn you by Asa Hall Jun.r. the Administrator

 

Given under my hand, this second day of Febuary [sic] A. D. 1819.

 

William Walker Judge of Probate for said County.

 

BERKSHIRE ss. March 1, 1819.

 

THE above named Thomas Allen came before me, and made oath that they would faithfully and impartially perform the service to which they are appointed by the above Warrant.

 

Thomas Thompson Just of the Peace

 

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Berkshire ss. March 2, 1819. Then said Gideon Parsons and Ephraim Baldwin came before me and severally made oath that they would faithfully and impartially perform the service within assigned them.

Thomas Allen, Just. Peace

 

Berkshire ss. March 2d. 1819. By virtue of this Warrant, having first severally taken the oath therein required, we have made an inventory of the estate of said Lyman Stone, as within directed and the same is hereto annexed

 

Thoms Allen

Ephraim Baldwin

Gideon Parsons

 

---------------------------------Represented Insolvent / 2 February 1819----------------------------

 

To The Honourable WILLIAM WALKER, ESQUIRE,

Judge of Probate of Wills, &c. for the County of Berkshire.

 

HUMBLY SHEWS Asa Hall Jun’r Administrator with the will annexed on the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the County of Berkshire deceased,

 

THAT such are the Condition and Circumstances of the said deceased’s Estate, (the particulars of which he is ready to lay before your Honor) that he is apprehensive it will be insufficient to pay all the just Debts which the said deceased owed; he would therefore represent the said Estate as Insolvent, and pray that your Honor would nominate and appoint Commissioners to receive and examine the Claims of the several Creditors thereof, according to law.

 

Dated at Lenox in said County, the second day of Febuary [sic] Anno Domini Eighteen Hundred and nineteen.

 

Asa Hall Jnr.

 

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Lyman Stone

Rep’d Insolvent

Feby. 2, 1819

Recorded Book 22, P. 42[6?]

 

Commissioners

Thomas Allen Esq. Hinsdale

Gideon Parsons Windsor

Liss No. allowed [?]

 

-------------------------------Commission on Insolvency / 1 March 1819--------------------------

 

BERKSHIRE ss.  To Thomas Allen Esq. of Hinsdale and Gideon Parsons of Windsor in said County GREETING.

 

WHEREAS Asa Hall Jun Administrator with the will annexed on the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the County of Berkshire deceased, has represented to me WILLIAM WALKER, ESQUIRE, Judge of Probate of Wills, &c. for said County, that the said Estate is insolvent, and insufficient to pay all the just debts which the said deceased owed:

 

I DO, therefore, hereby nominate and appoint you to be Commissioners, with full power to receive and examine all the Claims of the several Creditors to the said Estate, excepting those of the Administrator and Commissioners having first caused the times and places of your meeting, to attend them for that purpose, to be made known, by causing an Advertisement thereof to be inserted in the Pittsfield Sun printed at Pittsfield three weeks successively, ten days at least, before your first meeting. And six months are hereby allowed unto the said Creditors for bringing in and proving their claims; at the end of which time you are to make report, and present unto me, upon Oath, a list of all the claims that shall have been laid before you, with the sums you shall allow on each Claim, and upon what evidence they are claimed; distinguishing such claims as are for Taxes and Debts due to the Commonwealth, and expences of the last sickness of the said deceased, and such claims as shall not have been satisfactorily made out.

 

Given under my Hand and Seal of Office, this second day of Febuary [sic], Anno Domini Eighteen Hundred and nineteen

 

William Walker

 

BERKSHIRE ss. March 1, 1819

 

THE above named Thomas Allen personally appeared, and made solemn oath, that he would faithfully discharge the trust reposed in him by the foregoing Commission.

 

Before me, Thomas Thompson Just of the Peace

 

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1st Tuesday of April

1st Monday of Aug’t

10 till 5 – at Mr. S[tarnes?]

 

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Berkshire ss. March 2d. 1819. Then said Gideon Parsons came before me and made oath that he would faithfully discharge the trust reposed in him by the within instrument—

 

Thomas Allen, Just. Peace

 

 

Berkshire ss. Aug’t 2d. 1819. We the Commissioners within named being given this notice & severally taken the oath within required, have attended to the service herein required of us and have allowed to the several auditors of s’d Lyman, named in the list hereto annexed, the several same therein set against their respective names. No other claims against s’d estate were presented to us.

 

Thomas Allen

Gideon Parsons

 

Lyman Stone

Commiss’rs Insolvency

 

--------------------------Order of Notice & Return / 2 March 1819------------------------------

 

BERKSHIRE ss.

 

At a Court of Probate, holden at Lenox within and for the County of Berkshire, on the second day of Febuary [sic] A. D. 1819.

 

ORDERED, by the Court, that Asa Hall Jun. Administrator with the will annexed on the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in said County deceased, testate, publish notifications of his appointment to, and acceptance of the trust aforesaid, by giving bond as the law directs; by posting up the same in some public places in Windsor foresaid, the last residence of the deceased; and also by publishing the same in the Pittsfield Sun Printed at Pittsfield three weeks successively, all within three months from his said appointment.

 

Given under my hand, the day and year aforesaid.

 

William Walker Judge Probate.

 

N. B. Return this paper into the Probate Office, within seven months.

 

I Asa Hall Junr. do testify and declare, that I have caused notifications of my appointment to and acceptance of the office of Administrator, with the will annexed, of the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor deceased, by posting up and publishing the same, within the time, and in the places and manner, as directed in the foregoing order; and that the following is a true copy of the original notifications published, as aforesaid.

 

March 2. 1819. Asa Hall Jun.

 

At a Court of Probate, holden at Lenox within and for the County of Berkshire, on the second day of March A. D. 1819. Personally appeared, Asa Hall Ju’r. aforenamed, and made oath to the truth of the foregoing affidavit, by him subscribed, before me. Whereupon the same, with the order and copy of notice, is ordered to be recorded.

 

William Walker Judge Probate.

 

NOTICE is hereby given, that the subscriber has been duly appointed Administrator with the will annexed on the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the County of Berkshire deceased, and has taken upon himself that trust, by giving bond as the law directs. All persons having demands upon the estate of the said Lyman Stone are requested to exhibit the same; and all persons indebted to said estate, are called upon to make payment to Asa Hall Jur. Admr.

 

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Lyman Stone

Order of Notice & Return

March 2. 1819

Recorded Book A Page 78

 

----------------------------------Inventory / 2 March 1819--------------------------------------------

 

An Inventory of the Estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the county of Berkshire deceased, as appraised upon oath by us the subscribers, thereto appointed by the Judge of Probate for said county, whose Warrant to us is hereto annexed.

 

Real Estate.

 

A tract of 55-1/2 Acres of land in Hins-

dale bo.t by deceased partly of H. [Leovel?] and

partly of Wm. Irving & others                                                                       $610.50

 

A tract of 50 Acres of land in Peru &

barn on it, bo.t by the deceased of his father                                                   475.00

 

Total Real Estate                                                                                         $1,385.50

 

Personal Estate.

 

1- 3 yr old Colt                                                                                                 $22.00

8-1/2 Tons hay in barn on 50 Acre lot $4                                                          34.

2-1/2 do. [ditto] do. on scaffold in Peirce’s barn $5                                         11.25

3 Tons do. in shed at Peirce’s - $4                                                                     12.00

1 bridle $0.67 – 1 Bushel basket $0.33                                                                1.00

1 Hay fork $0.50 1 Snath[?] & Holes $0.50                                                       1.

1 Silver Watch $7.00 1 Trunk $4.00                                                                 11.

1 Walker’s dictionary $0.50 – 1 English Reader $0.67                                       1.17

1 Walsh’s arithmetic $0.67 – 1 American Reader $0.40                                    1.07

1 Spelling book $0.22 – 1 old Geography $0.17                                                   .39

1 Pocket Book $0.35 – 1 Chest $1.25                                                                              1.60

 

Wearing Apparel.

 

1 Pr. Gloves $0.10 – 1 Hat $0.50 – 1 Pr. boots $4.50                                                      5.10

1 Loose Coat $0.75 – 1 Surtout $3 – 1 bl.k Coat $8.00                                     11.75

1 Blue Coat $2.50 – 1 Sattinet Pantaloons $2.50                                                5.00

 

Amt. carried forward                                                                                      $118.33

 

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Amt. bro.t forward                                                                                         $118.33

 

1 Pr. old, sattinet pantaloons $0.50 – 1 suspenders $0.20                                   0.70

1 old Surtout $1.00 – 1 do. bl.k Coat $0.67                                                         1.67

1 do. bl.k Coat $0.25 – 1 Cotton Vest $0.50                                                          .75

1 Cotton & Worsted Vest $1.50 – 1 Cotton do. $0.50                                         2.

1 old cotton Vest $0.12  1 old pair pantaloons $0.17                                                        .29

2 Pr. min’d[?] Hose $0.50 – 1 Pr. linen do. $0.42                                                 .92

1 – White, cotton Handk’f $0.50 – 1 old do. $0.20                                               .70

1 – Check’d do. – do. $0.10 – 2 cotton shirts $1.50                                            1.60

1 – Shirtee $0.50 – 1 Pr. Mittens $0.10 – 1 Comb $0.06                                      .66

1-1/2 pint bottle $0.06 – 1-1/2 Gall. Jugg $0.20                                                   .26

1 – Pr. Whipple Ties[?] $1.50 – 1 Wollen pantaloons $1.00                                          2.50

1 – Shaving boss & brush $0.25 – 1 Razor & strop $0.50                                    .75

 

Total, personal Estate                                                                                     $131.13

 

Windsor March 2d. 1819

 

Thomas Allen

Ephraim Baldwin

Gideon Parsons

Asa Hall Jnr. Adm. with will annexed

Appraisers

 

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BERKSHIRE ss.

 

At a Court of Probate, begun and holden at Lenox within and for the County of Berkshire, on the second day of March A. D. 1819, before the Hon. WILLIAM WALKER, Esq. Judge of said Court.

 

PERSONALLY appeared Asa Hall Junr, Administrator of the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in said County, deceased, and made solemn Oath, that the annexed is a full and perfect Inventory of all the Estate whereof the said Lyman [sic] died seized and possessed, in the County of Berkshire, so far as has come to his knowledge, and that if any thing further should hereafter appear, he will render a further Inventory or Inventories thereof.

 

WHEREUPON, the said Inventory is received, examined, allowed, and ordered to be recorded.

William Walker

 

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Lyman Stone

Inventory. March 2. 1819

Recorded. Book 22 P. 481

 

-------------------------------Notice of Settlement / 7 September 1819--------------------------------

 

We are notified by Asa Hall Jur. adm’r of Lyman Stone deceased that he will render his acc’ct of Admn on s’d Lyman [sic] estate at the Prob. Court at Lenox September 7th 1819

 

Oren Stone

Charlotte Stone

Ira Stone

 

William Prince – Guardian for Children

 

 

Probate office. Lenox Sept. 7, 1819 – the above acknowledgement of notice is received and ordered to be put on file—W. Walker J. Prob

 

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Lyman Stone

Notice of Settlement

Septem’r 7. 1819

Put on file.

 

-----------------------------------Account of Debts / 7 September 1819-------------------------------

 

Statement of Claims against the Estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the county of Berkshire deceased, exclusive of those allowed by the Commissioners, including Interest to August 2d. 1819—

 

1—Note of deceased to Hyslop Smith &c in hands

of W. Gold                                                                                                      $229.56

 

2—His note to Asahel Pelton                                                                             81.37

 

3—Trumbull Dorrance’s acc’t                                                                             6.60

 

                                                                                                                        $317. 53

 

Asa Hall Jun Admnr

 

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Lyman Stone

Account of Debts due

from not allowed by

Commissioner

Septem’r 7. 1819

Recorded. Book 23. P. 122

 

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At a Court of Probate, holden at Lenox within and for the County of Berkshire, on the seventh day of September A. D. 1819. The aforenamed Asa Hall Jun’r personally appeared, and made oath to the truth of the annexed account. Whereupon, the same is received, examined, allowed and ordered to be recorded.

William Walker J. Prob.

 

-----------------------------Commissioners’ Report / 7 September 1819------------------------

 

A List of Claims allowed by the Commissioners of Insolvency on the Estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the county of Berkshire deceased viz

 

To Doct. Thomas Sears, on his acct. for professional

services, in deceased’s last sickness                                                                          $10.35

 

All other Claims –

 

To Nathaniel Bliss – Ball.ce Book Acc’t                                                                     $3.18

 

To Asa Hall Junior, in his capacity of Administra-

tor on the Estate of Simon Stone late of s’d Windsor de-

ceased on ball.ce Book Acc’ts & notes of s’d Lyman to

s’d Simon [“Stone...”? too faint to read] as s’d Lyman paid after his decease by

sd Simon                                                                                                                     130.82

 

To Ira Stone, a ball’ce Book acc.ts.                                                                               6.56

 

To Oren Stone – ditto                                                                                                     2.04

 

To John Fray, on note of s’d Lyman made to Jer-

red Leovall & indorsed                                                                                                28.23

 

To Doct. Asahel Wright, on Book Acct.                                                                          .50

 

                                                                                                                                  $171.33

Windsor Aug’t. 2d. 1819

 

Thomas Allen

Gideon Parsons

 

At a Court of Probate holden at Lenox within and for the County of Berkshire, on the seventh day of September, A. D. 1819 before the Hon. William Walker Judge of said Court, the foregoing Report of Commissioners is received accepted, and ordered to be recorded.

 

William Walker

 

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Lyman Stone

Commissioners’ Report

Septem’r 7. 1819

Recorded. Book 23. P. 122

 

-----------------------------------Account of Sales / 7 September 1819------------------------------

 

An account of sales of the personal Estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the county of Berkshire, deceased, viz

 

Sales at Vendue

 

8-1/4 Tons hay $30.05 – 2-1/4 Tons do. [ditto] $7.50                                               $37.55

3 Tons do. $5.50 – 1 Pr. Whiffle ties[?] $1.41 -                                                            6.91

1 rake $0.20 – 1 flail $0.09 – 1 Axe $0.41 – 1 bbl [Bible?] $0.20 (not on Invty)           .90

1 Flail (not on Inventory)                                                                                                 .10

 

Private Sales –

 

1 – 3 yr. old Colt $28.00                                                                                              28.00

 

                                                                                                                                    $73.46

 

1 – Basket $0.33 – 1 Hay fork $0.50 – 1 bridle $0.67                                                   1.50

1 scythe Snath & Holes                                                                                                    .50

 

                                                                                                                                    $75.46

 

1 – 3 yr Colt (not inventoried)                                                                                     35.00

 

Total sales                                                                                                               $110.46

 

Asa Hall Junr Admr

 

At a Court of Probate, holden at Lenox within and for the County of Berkshire, on the Seventh day of September A. D. 1819. The aforenamed Asa Hall Jun’r personally appeared, and made oath to the truth of the annexed account. Whereupon, the same is received, examined, allowed and ordered to be recorded.

William Walker J. Prob.

 

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Lyman Stone

Account of Sales of personal

Estate – Septemb’r 7. 1819

Recorded. Book 23. P. 122

 

--------------------------------Administrator’s Account / 7 September 1819-------------------------

 

The Account of Asa Hall Junior, Administrator, with the Will annexed, on the Estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the county of Berkshire deceased.

 

Said Accountant charges himself, viz

 

With ass’t. sales of the deceased’s personal Estate,

as per Acc’t. of sales hereto annexed                                                                        $110.46

 

With residue personal estate born on Inventory at In-

vent’y. [times?], same being on hand to be disposed of

according to the Will                                                                                                     48.38

 

Debts collected—

 

With sale of Oats, not on Inventory                                                                               12.

 

With amt. David Carson’s acct.                                                                                       2.50

 

With James Lansing’s acct.                                                                                             3.92

 

With Daniel Brown’s –do. [ditto]                                                                                    5.72

 

With am’t which will be due from D. Brown on 1st Jan’y

next for Rent of real estate of deceased, the present season                                         12.

 

With am’t. F. Watkins acc’t.                                                                                         10.20

 

With am’t. rent to fall due on 1st Jan’y. next from Jno. [John]

Pease &c for Rent                                                                                                          36.63

 

With Rent of lot Land in Peru for q’r. to end Apl. 1820

occupied by myself                                                                                                        10.00

 

                                                                                                                                      251.81

 

With balance due from [Mathew? Nathan?] Hall equal to                                             1.30

 

                                                                                                                                      253.11

 

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[illegible] the following charges [illegible] viz

 

1819

Feb’y.              For attend’g Prob. Court to take Ad’m 2 dr                                          2.

 

Expenses same time                                                                   1.15

 

For paid G. Parsons, attend’g

as a Witness to Will                                                                               1.12

 

For paid B Walker, Esquire do.                                                             2.

 

For paid Prob. fees same time                                                                           4.40

 

For paid, E. Baldwin, as an appraiser                                                                1.

 

For paid G. Parsons do.                                                                          1.

 

For p’d. T. Allen do. & __ aK.g. Return &c                                          2.50

 

For 1 day attend’g. appraisal                                                                   .75

 

March             For attend.g. Prob. Court to return Inventory                                                2.00

 

My Expenses same time                                                              .78

 

For paid Prob. fees same time                                                                           2.45

 

Apl.                 For attend.g. Commiss’r one day                                                             .50

 

June –              For Going to Hinsdale to consult counsel on suit

of P. Hylslop &c.                                                                                      .50

 

For paid T. Allen, fee in same case, same time                                     2.50

 

For selling property at auction                                                                 .91

 

Aug. 2d           For attend.g. Commiss’n                                                                          .75

 

Paid Printer, publishing notice of My Ad’m.                                                      .75

 

For paid him do. Commiss’r notice                                                       1.

 

For paid G. Parsons’ fees as a Commiss’r                                             1.33

 

For do. T. Allen’s do. & making return & writing

notice & Letter to Printer                                                                       5.00

 

For paid recording 2 deeds to deceased                                                 1.12

 

Amt. carried forward                                                                                                  $35.43

 

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For am’t bro.t forward                                                                                                           $35.43

 

For paid taxes to William Brown                                                                                  1.41

 

For do. – do. to Solomon Brown                                                                                      .36

 

For do. – do. to John Merrill                                                                                          1.89

 

For pd. T. Allen – Bring this Acct.                                                                                1.00

 

Sept. 7. For fees paid at this Court                                                                                4.00

 

                                                                                                                                      44.09

 

Asa Hall Jr. Adm’r

 

At a Court of Probate, holden at Lexox within and for the County of Berkshire, on the Seventh day of September A. D. 1819. The aforenamed Asa Hall Jun’r personally appeared, and made oath to the truth of the annexed account. Whereupon, the same is received, examined, allowed and ordered to be recorded.

 

William Walker J. Prob.

 

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Lyman Stone

Administrator’s Account

Septem’r 7. 1819

Recorded. Book 23. P 122

 

---------------------Petition & Order for Sale of Land / 7 September 1819------------------------

 

To the Hon. William Walker – Judge of the court of Probate

 

Humbly shews. Asa Hall Jun. Administrator with the will annexed on the estate [of] Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the county of Berkshire, deceased, testate, that the value of the real estate of said deceased as appraised in the Inventory thereof is one thousand eighty five dollars and fifty cents

 

That the amount of the assets in the hands of the said Administrator as appears by his account this day rendered and allowed is two hundred and fifty three dollars and eleven cents.

 

That the amount of the charges of the said Administrator, as allowed by the Court of Probate for expenses of settling the estate & funeral charges is forty four dollars and nine cents. That the amount allowed by the commissioners of insolvency on said estate as appears by their report is one hundred and seventy one dollars and thirty three cents. That the amount of claims not exhibited to said commissioners as appears by an account of the same this day rendered by the said Administrator is three hundred and seventeen dollars and fifty three cents and that the specific legacies given in the will of the said deceased amount to forty eight dollars and thirty eight cents.

 

Your Petitioner therefore prays that he may be authorised and empowered to sell part of the real estate of said deceased for the payment of said debts & legacies, to the amount of three hundred and twenty eight dollars and twenty two cents together with an additional sum for accumulating interest and contingent charges.

 

Lenox Sept. 7. 1819

Asa Hall Jr. Admr

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Berkshire ss. At a court of Probate holden at Lenox within and for said County on the seventh day of September A. D. 1819—

 

Upon the petition afores’d, ordered that the said Petitioner give notice to all persons interested in the subject matter of said petition to appear at a Probate court to be holden at the Probate office in Lenox in said County on the first Tuesday of November next by publishing an attested copy of this petition and this order thereon in the Pittsfield Sun printed at Pittsfield three weeks successively previous to said time when and where they may be heard concerning the same.

 

William Walker J. Prob.

 

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Lyman Stone

Petition for sale of Land &

Order of notice thereon

Septem’r 7. 1819

Recorded. Book 23. P. 123

 

----------------------Order for Sale of Land / 2 November 1819---------------------------

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Berkshire, ss. At a court of Probate holden at Lenox within and for said county on the second day of November A. D. 1819 – before the Hon. William Walker, Judge of said Court—Upon the petition of Asa Hall Jun’r Administrator with the will annexed, on the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the county of Berkshire deceased, presented to the said Judge on the seventh day of September A. D. 1819 and on record as of that day praying for licence to sell part of the real estate of said deceased for the payment of debts legacies and contingent charges. It now appearing to the court that notice has been given to all persons interested as then ordered by said Court and no person appearing to object thereto. It is thereupon ordered and decreed by the said Judge that the said Administrator be and he hereby is licensed and empowered to sell at public auction and pass deeds to convey so much of the real estate of said deceased where it can best be spared, as will reach the sum of three hundred & sixty dollars for the payment of his debts, Legacies, contingent charges and accumulating interest- Said Administrator first giving notice of the time and place of sale by advertising the same in the Pittsfield Sun, printed at Pittfield three weeks successively, the first publication to be thirty days before the sale; and taking the oath and giving bond bond [sic] to the Judge of Probate, as the law directs—

 

William Walker

 

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Lyman Stone

Order for sale of Land

Novem’r 2. 1819

Recorded Book 23 P. 160

 

------------Administrator’s Bond & Oath for Sale of Land / 3 November 1819----------------

 

KNOW ALL MEN by these Presents, That we, Asa Hall Junior of Windsor as Principal, and Calvin Martin Esq. and William Worthington, yeoman [sic] of Pittsfield as sureties all in the county of Berkshire within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, are holden and stand firmly bound and obliged unto WILLIAM WALKER, ESQUIRE, Judge of the Probate of Wills and granting Administrations within the County of Berkshire and Commonwealth aforesaid, in the sum of one Thousand Dollars, to be paid unto the said Judge, his successors in the said Office, or assigns: To the true payment whereof, we do bind ourselves, and each of us, our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents.

 

WITNESS our Hands and Seals. – Dated the second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.

 

THE Condition of this Obligation is such, that whereas the above bounden Asa Hall Jun’r in his capacity of Administrator with the will annexed on the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in said County deceased at a Probate Court holden at Lenox within and for said County, on the [Preceed.?] day of [November?] last, obtained license to make sale of a part of the Real Estate of said Lyman Stone for the payment of debts legacies contingent charges and accumulating interest –

 

NOW, therefore, if the said Asa Hall Junr shall observe the directions of the law for the sale of Real Estates, by Executors or Administrators, and after the payment of the debts Legacies accumulating interest and other legal expenses and incidental charges, shall put the proceeds of the said sale on interest, on good security, and dispose of the same agreeably to the rules of law; then the above-written Obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

 

Asa Hall Jr. Admr

Calvin Martin

Wm. Worthington

 

Signed, sealed, and delivered,

in presence of us,

Sarah West

Henry W. Bishop

 

I Asa Hall Jun’r do solemnly swear, that in disposing of the Real Estate lately belonging to Lyman Stone now deceased, I will use my best skill and judgment in fixing on the time and place of sale; and that I will exert my utmost endeavours to dispose of the same in such manner as will produce the greatest advantage to all persons interested therein; and that without any sinister views whatever.

 

Asa Hall Jnr Adm’r

 

BERKSHIRE ss. November 2d A. D. 1819. The above Deposition was sworn to, before me, William Walker J. Prob.

 

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Berkshire ss. At a Court of Probate begun and holden at Lenox within and for said County on the second day of November A. D. 1819

The within Bond is examined, approved, and ordered to be put on file.

William Walker J. Pub

 

Lyman Stone

Adm’rs Bond & Oath for sale

of Land.  Nov’r. 3. 1819

Recorded. Book 23. P. 166 [or 160]

 

-------------------------------------------Advertisement / 4 April 1821-------------------------------

 

Notice—

 

By order of the Court of Probate, will be sold at public auction on the premises in Hinsdale on the sixth day of December next at one O’clock P.M. so much of the real estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor, deceased, as will raise the sum of three hundred and sixty dollars—

 

Asa Hall Jun’r. administrator, with the will annexed—

 

Windsor Nov. 3d. 1819

 

I testify that I caused an advertisement of which the above is a copy to be inserted in the Pittsfield Sun, printed in Pittsfield, three weeks successively the first publication of which was thirty days before the day of sale therein metioned.

 

Asa Hall Jr.

 

Berkshire ss.  At a Probate Court holden at Lenox within and for said County, on the fourth day of April A. D. 1821 the above named Asa Hall made oath to the above—

 

Before me, W. Walker. J. Prob.

 

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Lyman Stone

Attested Advertisement

April 4. 1821

Recorded Book 24 P. 274

 

------------------------Account of Sale of Land / 4 April 1821---------------------------

 

An account of the sale of the real estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the County of Berkshire, deceased, as sold by Asa Hall Jr. Administrator with the will annexed by order of the Court of Probate for said County. Said Administrator sold at public vendue on the premises in Hinsdale in said County, one lot of land of forty acres, to Chester Cady he being the highest bidder therefor, and particularly described in the deed to said Cady for two hundred forty three dollars & fifty seven cents. Also one other piece of land in said Hinsdale containing sixteen acres, to John Pierce Jr. he being the highest bidder therefor, at one hundred dollars the land particularly described in the deed to said John. [sic] The sale was on the sixth day of December eighteen hundred and nineteen.

 

Asa Hall Jnr.

 

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Lyman Stone

Account of Sale of Land

Recorded. Book 24. P. 274

 

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At a Court of Probate, holden at Lenox within and for the County of Berkshire, on the fourth day of April A. D. 1821. The aforenamed Asa Hall Jun’r. personally appeared, and made oath to the truth of the annexed account. Whereupon, the same is received, examined, allowed and ordered to be recorded

William Walker J. Prob.

 

-------------------------------Notice of Settlement / 4 April 1821-------------------------------

 

We are notified by Asa Hall Jun. Adm. of Simon and Lyman Stone deceased that he will render his acct of Adm on s’d Simon & Lyman Estate [sic] at the Prob. Court at Lenox April 4th 1821

 

Charlotte Stone

Oren Stone

Ira Stone

 

William Prince – Guardian to all said Simon[’s] minor Children and Lyman[’s] Brothers & Sisters

 

Probate Court April 4. 1821

received and ordered to go on file:

W. Walker J. Prob.

 

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Lyman Stone

Notice of Settlement

April 4, 1821

Put on file

 

------------------------------Administrator’s Second Account / 4 April 1821------------------------

 

The second account of Asa Hall Jr Administrator with the will annexed on the estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in the County of Berkshire deceased—

 

Said accountant charges himself with his

first account rendered Sept. 7. 1819                                                  $253.11

 

With the sale of real estate as per account

this day rendered                                                                                  343.57

 

With rec’d in hay for amt of land in Peru

for 1800 [? or 1810?]                                                                             18.00

 

                                                                                                            $614.68

 

With a sum paid me by the devisees

to pay the legacies given in the will and

to prevent sale of land                                                                                        21.40

 

                                                                                                            $636.08

 

Said accountant prays allowance farther following payment and charges viz

 

Amount of his first account                                                                   44.09

For paid for printing Petition for sale of land                                                     2.25

For Do. [ditto] Notice of sale                                                                     .75

For paid Asahel Pelton 79.00 Nath.l Bliss 3.18.                                82.18

Luitts & Herrick 4.43  Thos. A. Gold 235.65                                                  240.08

Dav’d Beals .75  Asahel Wright .50                                                        1.25

Trumbul Dorrance 5.60 Calvin Ensign 3.09                                            8.69

Jared Lehovel 29.31  Thos. Sears 10.81                                                40.12

Ira Stone 6.85 Oren Stone 2.04                                                               8.89

Simon Stone’s admr                                                                             133.92

 

                                                                                                            $562.12

 

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Amt brought over                                                                               $562.12

 

Paid Thos. Allen for fee Gold & me as admr.                                         2.50

   Do. for making two deeds                                                                     2.50

 

For my time at Court & expenses to get order                                        2.76

 

One day at Hinsdale before sale of land                                                  1.00

 

For my time & expenses attending vendue &

giving deed                                                                                               2.50

 

For time settling debts at Pittsfield & Hinsdale                                      2.50

 

For time at this Court & expenses                                                           1.50

 

For paid fees at this Court                                                                        2.94

 

For paid for making accounts                                                                                .75

 

For paid taxes for land in Hinsdale for 1819                                            4.89

 

For Do. for land in Peru for 1819                                                             1.74

 

                                                                                                            $587.70

 

Asa Hall Jr.

 

 

At a Court of Probate, holden at Lenox within and for the County of Berkshire, on the fourth day of April A. D. 1821. The aforenamed Asa Hall Junr. personally appeared, and made oath to the truth of the annexed account. Whereupon, the same is received, examined, allowed and ordered to be recorded.  William Walker J. Prob.

 

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Lyman Stone—

Administrator’s 2’d. Account

April 4 1821

Recorded. Book 24. P. 275

 

----------------------------Settlement of Personal Estate / 4 April 1821-----------------------------

 

[first line cut off of photocopy] holden at Lenox within and for said County on the fourth day of April A. D. 1821, before the Hon. William Walker Judge of said Court

 

A settlement of the personal Estate of Lyman Stone late of Windsor in said county deceased testate agreeably to his last will & testament as ordered by the said Judge

 

The whole amount of the personal Estate a’frs’d [aforesaid] testate including his rights and credits as appears by the account of Asa Hall Junr said Administrator with the will annexed is six hundred thirty six dollars and eight cents $636.08.

 

The whole amount of the account of the said Administrator against s’d Estate for the Expenses of settling the same & financial charges & payment of debts as appear by said Administrators account is five hundred eighty seven dollars & seventy cents $587.70.

 

Which last mentioned sum being deducted leaves in the hands of the said Administrator a balance of forty eight dollars & thirty eight cents $48.38

 

It is thereupon ordered & decreed by the said Judge that the said balance be divided & paid to & among the legatees of said testator agreeably to the provisions of his will as follow viz—To Charlotte his mother his trunk appraised at four dollars – To Melinda his sister his watch appraised at seven dollars & to his six brothers & sisters viz—Orin-Ira-Ward-Melinda-Philander and Almira all his wearing apparel & other small articles in his father’s house at the time of his decease amounting per inventory to thirty seven dollars & thirty eight cents to be equally divided between them which will be to each the sum of six dollars & twenty three cents.

 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal of said Court,

William Walker

 

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Lyman Stone

Settlement of Personal Estate

April 4. 1821

Recorded. Book 24. P. 275

 

 

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