Amanuensis Monday — 1828 Petition for Administration of Intestate Estate of Susanna Seaver (1754-1828) of Newton, Massachusetts

This week’s doc for transcription is from the 1828 Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court docket property papers for the intestate property of Susanna Seaver (1754-1828) of Newton, Massachusetts.

a)  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court docket Data – Case File 20071, picture 2 of 19:

b)  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court docket Data – Case File 20071, picture 3 of 19:


The transcription of those pages is:


To the Hon. Samuel P.P. Fay, Esq., 
Decide of Probate inside & for the County
of Middlesex.

The petition of the Subscribers
respectfully represents, that Susanna Seaver
late of Newton within the County of Middlesex,
single girl, not too long ago died, intestate, leaving
property essential to be administered in accordance
to Legislation.  That her nearest relations are
Nathaniel S. Warren of Grenup within the
state of Kentucky, Dealer, Edward Seaver
of Boston within the County of Suffolk, non compos mentis, who’re her
nephews, and the undersigned, Susanna Trevett,
spouse of robert W. Trevett of Lynn within the County
of Essex, Esquire, and Ann B. Jenney, spouse of
Isaac Jenney of Boston within the County of Suffolk,
service provider, who’re nieces of mentioned deceased.

Wherefore your petitioners pray that
letters of administration on the property of mentioned
Susanna Seaver, deceased, be granted to the mentioned 
Robert W. Trevett.

Could 20’th 1828                           Susanna Trevett
                                                    Robert W. Trevett
                                                    Ann B. Jenney
                                                    Isaac Jenney

The supply quotation for this probate document is:

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case information, Case file 20071 (19 pictures), Susanna Seaver of Newton, 1828; “Middlesex County (Massachusetts) Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” digital pictures, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors  (https://www.americanancestors.org: accessed 12 June 2022).

The property file for the intestate probate of Susanna Seaver (1754-1828) comprises 19 pages, together with:
*  The petition of Robert W. Trevett on 20 Could 1828 requesting administration of the property
*  Administration granted to Robert W. Trevett on 20 Could 1828 by probate court docket
*  Robert W. Trevett, Isaac Jenney and Samuel Jenney submit $1500 bond on 20 Could 1828
*  Robert W. Trevett posted discover within the newspaper for credit and advantages for the property on 12 August 1828
*  Probate Decide requested William J. Whipple, Abraham Edwards and Francis Winship to appraise the property on 6 June 1828
*  Stock filed by Whipple, Edwards and Winship on 9 June 1828, private property totaled $116.88.
*  Petition of Robert W. Trevett to promote private property, accepted by Probate Court docket on 12 August 1828
*  Account of Robert W. Trevett who charged himself with the private property, obtained money of $383.26, and requested bills of $177.98, leading to $322.16 to be distributed to the heirs.  Authorised by the Court docket on 18 August 1829.
*  A listing of the objects offered on the property sale
*  The distribution of the property to the 4 heirs-at-law.  They every obtained $80.
Susanna Seaver (1754-1828) was the daughter of Nathaniel Seaver (1797-1768) and his third spouse, Sarah Stevens (c1725-????).  The opposite kids of Nathaniel and Sarah (Stevens) Seaver had been:
*  Nathaniel Seaver (1748-1792), married 1775 Susanna White (1756-1832).  They’d seven kids, however the one one dwelling in 1828 was Edward W. Seaver (1785-1864), who was one of many heirs above.
*  Mary Seaver (1750-1776), married David Ockington (1748-1822).  They’d two kids who died earlier than 1828.
*  Elizabeth Seaver (1752-1803), married 1775 Jonathan Warner (1745-1821).  They’d 4 kids:
**  Susanna Warner (1779-1848), married 1813 Robert W. Trevett (1787-1842).  Susanna was one of many heirs-at-law to the Susanna Seaver property.
**  Nathaniel Samuel Warner (1790-1850), married Hannah Walker (1800-1879.  Nathaniel was one of many heirs-at-law.
**  Ann Boynton Warner (1796-1832), married 1818 Isaac Jenney (1787-1831.  Ann was one of many heirs-at-law.
Susanna Seaver (1754-1828) was my third cousin 7 instances eliminated, with our frequent Seaver ancestor being Robert Seaver (1608-1683) of Roxbury, Massachusetts.  

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NOTE: Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the wonderful TransylvanianDutch weblog) began a Monday weblog theme years in the past referred to as “Amanuensis Monday.” John gives this definition for “amanuensis:”

“An individual employed to put in writing what one other dictates or to repeat what has been written by one other.”

Learn different transcriptions for information of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.


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