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Robert Vose Estate
Montpelier, VT, Probate Court, Vol. C, p 224-229

p. 224

State of Vermont
Washington District
At a probate Court holden within & for the District of Washington at Montpelier on the 22nd day of December A.D. 1819 --
Before the Hon. Salvin Colling Esq. Judge of sd Court --
Mehetable Vose of Berlin in sd District was appointed Administratrix on the Estate of Robert Vose late of Berlin dec'd who accepted said trust & gave bond with surity as the law directs and a Letter of Administration issued accordingly.
And sd Administratrix having represented said estate as insolvent & insufficient to pay the just debts which the deceased owed. Josiah Benjamin, Jacob Cumming and John Flanders were appointed commissioners to receive examine & report the claims of the several creditors to sd estate & were allowed said creditors to bring in proof their claims and for said commissioners to make report and a warrant issued to them accordingly. And Josiah Benjamin, Jacob Cumming and John Flanders were appointed appraisers to make a true a perfect inventory of sd estate & make return thereof within two months & a warrant issued to them accordingly.
By the Judge Gro.? Rich, ?

Page 225

Inventory Robt. Vose Estate
We the subscribers being appointed by the Hon. Judge of Probate for the District of Washington to take an inventory of the estate of Robert Vose late of Berlin, deceas'd -- Having attended to our appointment make the following report:

Real Estate 1133.00 Amount carried up 1504.77
4 small oxen 104.00 1 pr steelyards .50
1 young mare 47.00 1 single sleigh harness 7.00
1 old mare 8.00 2 bridles 1.00
1 cow 15.00 6 cups & saucers .25
1 one year old heifer 9.00 3 pint bowls .30
1 one year old steer 7.00 1 sugar bowl .12
1 calf 2.50 5 small plates .30
10 sheep 15.00 1 pitcher .06
14 tons hay at $5 70.00 1 tumbler .10
14 bushels of rye in the sheaf 9.34 1 three feet table 3.00
15 bushels of oats in the sheaf 11.50 2 dining chairs 2.00
20 bushels of corn in the ear 10.00 3 kitchen chairs 1.00
flax in the bundle 3.00 1 pewter platter .34
1 iron shovel 1.00 6 pewter plates .50
1 dung fork .75 3 tin basons .20
3 pitch forks .50 3 quart bowls .25
1 hoe .50 3 pail kettle 2.50
1 yolk irons 1.00 1 small kettle .50
old cutter irons 1.00 1 pail pot 1.00
1 old cart 10.00 1 spider .50
9 harrow teeth 3.00 1 skillet .25
1 wooden fan .75 2 flats .75
old plow irons 2.00 2 iron wedges .50
2 pair of horse chains 3.00 slice & tongs 1.00
3 old chains 3.50 4 meal bags 1.00
2 laches 2.00 5 barrels of cider 15.00
75 sap tubs 6.75 1 dry barrel .34
4 pails .47 2 old barrels .50
6 small shotes 7.50 200 bushels of potatoes 25.00
3 small hogs 18.00 4 bushels of onions 3.00
2 small tubs .50 2 wash tubs .50
1 loom 3.00 1 tea kettle .75
1 seed .50 2 beds & bedding 20.00
1 barrel .25 2 bed steads 2.00
1 pair saddle bags 1.25
1504.77 1596.78

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Amount brot up $1,596.78
Bed Clothes 7.00
1 kitchen table .50
1 Johnson's dictionary 2.00
2 vols. of Wesley 1.25
1 hymn book .40
1 Trumbulls history .25
1 half bushel .40
1 clevis & pin .25
$1,608.83

The above is a true inventory of the real & personal estate of Robert Vose of Berlin deceasd.
Dec. 29, A.D. 1819
Josiah Benjamin, appraiser
Jacob Cumming

Examined allowed & ordered to be recorded on this ___ day of Jan. 1819
By the Judge Gro ? Rich? ?

On the application of Mehetable Vose widow of Robert Vose late deceased for certain articles to be assigned her out of the Personal estate of the sd deceased it is ordered & decreed by sd Judge that the following be assigned her forever -- to wit:

1 young mare $47.00
1 cow 15.00
1 one year old heifer 9.00
1 calf 2.50
10 sheep 15.00
flax in the bundle 3.00
1 shovel 1.00
1 dung fork .75
3 pitch forks .50
$93.75


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Amount brot up 93.75 Amount brot up $145.34
1 hoe .50 4 small plates .30
1 ox yoke irons 1.00 1 pitcher .06
1 old cutter iron 1.00 1 tumbler .10
1 old cart 10.00 1 three feet table 3.00
9 harrow teeth 3.00 4 dining chairs 2.00
1 fan .75 3 kitchen chairs 1.00
1 clevis & pin .25 1 pewter platter .34
old plow irons 2.00 6 old pewter plates .50
2 pair of horse chains 3.00 3 tin basons .20
3 old chains 3.50 3 quart bottles .25
2 laches 2.00 1 3 pail kettle 2.50
75 sap tubs @ 9Cents 6.75 1 small dish kettle .50
4 pails .67 1 iron pot 1.00
2 pigs 2.50 1 spider .50
2 small tubs .50 1 skillet .25
1 loom 3.00 2 flats .75
1 barrel .25 2 iron wedges .50
1 pair saddle bags 1.25 slice & tongs 1.00
1 seed .50 4 meal bags 1.00
1 pair steelyards .50 2 wash tubs .50
1 single sleigh harness 7.00 1 tea kettle .75
2 old bridles 1.00 2 beds and bedding 20.00
6 cups & saucers .25 2 bed steads 2.00
3 pint bowls .30 Bed clothes 7.00
1 sugar bowl .12 1 kitchen table .50
$145.34 2 vols. of Wesley 1.25
1 hymn book .40
1 Trumbulls History .25
1 half bushel .40
$194.14
1 Yoke oxen 52.00
$246.14

By the Judge Gro. Rich Regly
At a Probate Court holden in the third day of July A.D. 1820. On the application for Mehitable Vose widow of Robert Vose to have her dower or third of the real estate set off Jacob Cumming, Josiah Benjamin & Abel Knapp were appointed a Committee therefore & a warrant issued to them accordingly.
Gro. R. Rug??

Page 228

State of Vermont
Washington District
At a Probate Court holden on the 3rd day of July A.D. 1820

The commissioners heretofore appointed on the Estate of Robert Vose late of Berlin deceasd made the following report to wit: To the Hon. Salvin Colling, Esqs Judge of Probate for the District of Washington. We the subscribers having been appointed by your Honor to receive & examine the claims of the several creditors to the estate of Robert Vose late of Berlin deceasd & having been sworn to the faithful discharge of the trust reposed in us & given notice to the Creditors by advertising three weeks successively in the Watchman printed at Montpelier & by posting in the Town of Berlin aforesd as by your commission to us we were directed have attended to the business of our appointment & now present to your Honor a list of the claims that have been laid before us & the ? we have allowed ? each claim as follows to wit:
Allowed
Langdon & Barnard one note & interestaccount 2.196.04 $8.23
Daniel Kenney Claims 19.93 8.11
Gershon Heaton Claims 2.04 .84
Daniel Black Claims 5.05 4.33
Hank Van ?? Claims 600.00 550.00



Page 229

The foregoing claims are all we find against the Estate of Robert Vose deceasd Berlin June 23rd A.D. 1820.

Jacob Cumming
John Flanders
Josiah Benjamin, Commissioners

Presented allowed & ordered to be recorded by the Judge
Gro Ruh Rigly

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At a Probate Court holden on the 6th day of Nov. A.D. 1820
Mehitable Vose was appointed Guardian unto Orren Vose of Berlin in the County of Washington a minor of about 10 years of age, son of Robert Vose late of Berlin deceasd who accepted said trust gave bond with surity as the law directs & a letter of Guardianship issued to her accordingly. Rig the Judges

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On the application of Mehitable Vose Administratrix on the estate of Robert Vose late deceasd, for this purpose, she was empowered to sell the whole of the real & personal estate of the deceasd including the division of the Widows dower at public verdue or otherwise as the law directs & an order was issued to her accordingly. By the Judge ????


Page 360

State of Vermont
Washington District
At a Probate court holden on the second day of January A.D. 1820 before the Hon. Jeduthesen Loomis Judge

The Committee appointed to sell off Dower to Mehitable Vose widow of Robert Vose late of Berlin in said district deceased, having made report of their proceedings on the eighth day of December last, the same commissioners consideration is examined, accepted & ordered to be recorded & follows.

Pursuant to the warrant to us directed by the Hon. Judge of Probate for the District of Washington. We the subscribers having been first sworn agreeably to the direction of said warrant have appraised all the real estate whereof Robert Vose late of said Berlin in said District deceased died sured and possessed within this State as follows, viz.
One hundred acres of land and Buildings thereon, being lot number five in the fourth range and late residence of sd deceased, amounting in the whole to the sum of Eleven hundred & thirty three dollars $1133.00 one third of which is three hundred and seventy seven dollars & sixty-seven cents $377.67.

We then sett off to Mehitable Vose the widow of the said deceased for her dower or third thereof a certain piece of land on which the house stands containing twenty two acres - beginning in the North line of said lot on the east side of the road, thence easterly in the line of the sd lot to the northeast corner, thence south ------------line missing ---------------

Page 361

west ninety five rods to a stake & stones ...... west side of the road, thence bounded by the ...... to the first mentioned house - also one other piece beginning on the north line of sd lot on the west side of the road - thence westerly in sd lot line forty one rods to the northwest corner - thence southerly in line of sd lot sixteen rods to an elm tree marked - thence East twenty eight degrees south thirty six rods to the road - thence northerly by the road to the first found containing three acres and one hundred and twenty six rods.

We have also set off to said Mehitable the southeast corner room in the house - The west chamber and a space under the roof on the north side of said chamber - also the privilege through, and doing heavy work in the kitchen and sink room and one third part of the buttery and cellar to be held in common.

We have also lett off the north stable in the Barn, & the north bay with a privilege in the floor, and one third part of the barn yard, on the north side.

Amounting to the above sum of $377.67.
Dated at Berlin this 12th day of December A.D. 1820.
Abel Knapp
Jacob Cummins
Josiah Benjamin, Committee
A true record
Attest Ros. H. Knapp Register

Page 362

State of Vermont
District of Washington

At a court of Probate holden at Montpelier within and for said District on the 3d day of April, AD 1821 before the Hon Jeduthesen Loomis Judge.

Mehitable Vose administratrix on the estate of Robert Vose of Berlin in said district presents a return of her proceedings in the sale of the real etate of the said deceased, which is examined and ordered to be recorded and is as follows, to wit:

The following is an account of the sale of the real & personal estate of Robert Vose late of Berlin deceased as the same were sold and struck off at a public vendue holden at the house of Mehitable Vose in said Berlin on the Eleventh day of December 1820 by order of the Hon. Salvin Collins Esq. Judge of the court of probate in the district of Washington dated the 6th day of Nov. 1820, having first given due notice of the said time and place of sale by advertising in the same three weeks successively in the Watchman printed at Montpelier previous to the day of sale, and by posting the same at a public place in said Berlin, to wit:

Johnsons Dictionary to Robert Vose for $2.25
1 iron wedge to Saml Vose for .34
1 iron wedge to Saml .16
7m shingles to Saml Vose for 7.00
7m shingles to John Vose 6.42
Sold the whole of the Real Estate for sd deceased except the use of the widows dower during her life to Samuel Vose of said Berlin he being the highest bidder 750.00
Amounting in the whole to the sum of $766.17

Dated at Berlin the 11th day of December A.D. 1820
Mehitable Vose Administratrix
A true record
Attest Ros. H. Knapp Register


Page 363

State of Vermont
Washington District
At a court of probate holden at Montpelier and for said district on the 16th day of October 1821, before the Hon. Jedutheun Loomis Judge.

Agreeably to notice proved to have been required given to the following persons heirs at law of Robert Vose late of Berlin in said district deceased viz: Robert Vose, John Vose, Samuel Vose, Phebe Grant, John Hillary, Nancy Vose, Mehitable Hillery, Mary Vose.

Mehitable Vose Administratrix on the estate of Robert Vose presents her administration account for settlement, and charges herself with the following items - to wit -

Amount of personal estate for inventory $475.33
For use of Real Estate for one year 50.00
For proceeds of sale of real estate per return 750.00
For proceeds of personal property not inventoried & amount of late over ? 20.92
Demand collects of John Flanders .58
Amount $1297.33

And prays allowance for the following items of expenditure - to wit -

Assignment to the widow for record $246.14
Paying demands as per report of commissioners 569.51
For payment of demands against the estate not returned by commissioners as per Voucher No. 1 104.29
For keeping stock winter of 1819 & 20 70.00
For expenses of family one year 75.00
For payments & services as per Voucher No. 2 70.33
Amount 1135.27
Leaving a balance in the hands of the Administratrix of $162.06 to be divided among the heirs 162.06
October 16th A.D. 1821 $1,297.33

The above account is rendered on oath upon the Judge and is a true record.
Attest Ros. H. Knapp, Register

Page 364


State of Vermont
Washington District

At a probate court holden at Montpelier on the 18th day of December 1821
Samuel Vose one of the heirs at law of Robert Vose late of Berlin in said District deceased, represents that John Vose, Phebe Grant, Mehitabel Hillery & Hannah Finkham, son & daughters of said Robert deceasd had been advanced in the lifetime of sd Robert, & prays that the amount of said advancements may be ascertained by said Court, that t?? may be taken into consideration in the division of the estate of sd Robert - Wherefor it is ordered that the amount of said advancements be ascertained on the first day of January next at the probate office in Montpelier and that the said John Vose, the said Phebe and Mehitabel & their husbands be personally noticed hereof, and it is shown here in court that the said Hannah & her husband reside in the State of New York, out of this state.
Attest Ros. H. Knapp Regr.

State of Vermont
Washington District

At a probate court holden at Montpelier in and for sd district on the first day of January AD 1822.

The case of ascertaining the amount of advancements made by Robert Vose late of Berlin in sd district advanced to his heirs came under consideration - and Robert Vose of Berlin afsd is appointed agent to act for and in behalf of Joseph Finkham & Hannah Finkham his wife, & daughter of sd Robert Vose who reside out of this state, and the said Robert is notified of said appointment, and accepts such trust and, having had due notice personally appraise him in court as such agent, & John Vose, John Hillery husband ........line missing .....

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also appear and ..........................after a full hearing of all the testimony ......................to said question & the pleas and allegations .................the persons and parties ..............ing the same, do order, adjudge & devise .......has been advanced by said Robert deceased in his lifetime to be taken into consideration in the division of said estate among the heirs to the law,
To John Vose the sum of $100.00
To Phebe Grant, the sum of $25.00
To Mehitabel Hillery the sum of $25.00
To Hannah Finkham the sum of $40.00
and that the same be ... their said licensed shares accordingly in said division.
Attest Ros. H. Knap Regr.

State of Vermont
Washington District
At a probate court holden at Montpelier in and for said District in the first day of January A.D. 1822
Robert Vose, Samuel Vose & Polly Vose request a division of the Estate of Robert Vose of Berlin in said district, their late father, may be made among the heirs at law entitled to the same -- On inspecting the records of this court, it is found that there is in the hands of Mehitabel Vose Administratrix on the estate of the said Robert deceased the sum of $162.06 to be divided among the heirs of sd deceased -- and it is further found of record that John Vose, Phebe Grant, Mehitibel Hillery & Hannah Finkham, children of the said Robert deceased have been advanced by said Robert in his lifetime to the full amount of these said several shares -- whereupon after directing the sum of $2.88 probate fees from sd sum of $159.18 is directed to the ?? children & heirs of said Robert deceased in ?? as follows: to Robert Vose $35.37, to Samuel Vose $35.37, to Orin Vose $35.37, to Polly Vose $17.69, to Priscilla Vose $17.69, & to Nancy Vose $17.69 -- and the said Mehitabel Administratrix as afsd is ordered to pay the same to them, accordingly by the first day of February next, with interest after ....time and an order for payment is issued to her in due form.
Attest Ros. H. Knapp, reg.

 


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