Letters of Administration:

William Tennell

Tennell, William, d int. Admr, Benj. Tennell, 25 August 1835. (191) 

Tennill, William, d int. Admr, Samuel Becket, 6 February 1836. (195) 

Benjamin Tennell makes oath that William Tennell died without a will as far as he knows and believes leaving heirs to wit Jane Ray, Sarah Tennell, Catherine Tennell, & Benj Tennell.   

And that he will well and truly administer all and singular the goods and chattels land and tenements rights and credits of the deceased and pay his debts as far as the assets which may come to his hand will extend and the law direct and that he will make a true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattels rights and credits of the deceased and account for and pay over according to law all assets which shall come to his hands possession or knowledge. 

                              (Signed)   Benjamin Tennell 
 
 
 

Samuel Beckett makes oath to the best of his knowledge and belief that William Tennell died without a will leaving Jane Ray, Sarah Tennell, Catherine Tennell and Benjamin Tennell his heirs living in Marion County State of Missouri.  That he will faithfully administer the goods of the deceased  ????????  ?????????  and all the estate of the deceased and pay the debts as far as the assets will extend and the law direct and account for and pay all assets which shall come to his possession or knowledge. 

            This 6th day of February 1836     (Signed) Samuel Beckett 

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year aforementioned

                                     (Signed ) William Maxwell Clerk  
 
 

February 1840

By this sum paid Andrew Ray husband of Jane Tennel one of the heirs of said estate and guardian of Fielding and Elizabeth J. Ray who are Brother & Sister of the half blood of said deceased . 

                        (Signed)   Samuel Beckett Administrator

 

Submitted by: Frank Conners

Add'l information:

Application for letters of administration," which identify the heirs, from the 1835 & 1836 Marion County intestate probate record for William Tennell who is my 4th great-grandfather.  I also transcribed another document from the probate file, dated  February 1840, that specifically identifies the children, Fielding and Elizabeth J. Ray, of Andrew and Jane Tennell Ray as descendants of William Tennell. 
 
Although Benjamin Tennell, who was my 3rd great-grandfather, was initially appointed administrator in August 1835 of William Tennell's estate, Samuel Becket, who married Sarah Tennell 17 January 1836, was subsequently appointed administrator of the estate in February 1836.