Estate of
William Allen


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Estate of William ALLEN
who died on 19 October 1850

Surrogate Court

In the matter of proving the Will and Testament of WILLIAM ALLEN deceased
Petition and Affidavit
Petition January 8, 1851

Filed Dec 30, 1850

To the people of the State of New York, by the Grace of God Free and Independent
To AMY ALLEN and WILLIAM O. ALLEN of Petersburgh and AMBROSE H. SHELDON of the City of Troy the Special? Guardian of MARY M., HANNAH R., LUCINDA, AMY P., THOMAS W., ANDREW ALLEN minors, heirs at law and next of kin of WILLIAM ALLEN late of the town of Petersburgh in the county of Rensselaer, deceased, Greeting:

You, and each of you, are hereby cited and required personally to be and appear before our Surrogate of our County of Rensselaer, at the Surrogate's Office, in the City of Troy, in said County on Monday the 8th of January 1851 at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day, to attend to the probate of the last will and testament of the said William Allen deceased, which will then and there be offered, for that purpose by AMOS ALLEN one of the executors named in said Will, and who has applied to said Surrogate for the proof of said Will, and which Relates to Real and Personal estate.

In testimony whereof, we have caused the Seal of Office of our Surrogate to be hereunto affixed.

Witness - GEORGE T. BLAIR, Esquire, Surrogate of the said County, at the City of Troy, the 30th day of December, 1850.
Surrogate

I admit our service of the written citation and a copy thereof dated December 30, 1850.

Signed: A. H. Sheldon

Amy Allen
(not legible)


SURROGATE'S COURT
In the matter of proving the Last Will and Testament of William Allen of Petersburgh deceased}
To George T. Blair, Esquire; Surrogate of the County of Rensselaer:-

The petition of AMOS ALLEN one of the Executors named in the last Will and Testament of William Allen late of the town of Petersburgh in the county of Rensselaer and state of New York, deceased respectfully sheweth, that the said Amos Allen
[NOTE from the transcriber: This error was in the original; it should say William Allen] died a natural death, on or about the 19th day of October, 1850 at the town of Petersburgh in the said County of Rensselaer aforesaid, which was the place of his residence at the time of his death: that the instrument now presented and shown to your Petitioner, purporting to be the last will and testament of the said deceased, and bearing date upon the 10th of July 1850, your Petitioner verily believes to be such last Will and Testament; and such last Will and Testatment relates to both real and personal estate, and the same was delivered to your Petitioner after Execution who has kept the same in his possession from and after the time he so received the same as aforesaid until this day, and until he delivered the same to the Surrogate of the County of Rensselaer for Probate. And your Petitioner further shows that the deceased left him surviving AMY ALLEN his widow, and the following children viz your petitioner of Grafton, WILLIAM O., MARY M., HANNAH R., LUCINDA, AMY P., THOMAS W. and ANDREW ALLEN all of Petersburgh and who are all minors except William O. aforesaid and who are all and the only heirs at law and next of kin of the said deceased. Your petitioner therefore prays that a citation may be issued to the widow (and?) heirs at law and next of kin to the said deceased requiring them to appear before the said Surrogate, at his office in the city of Troy in the County of Rensselaer aforesaid on the 8th day of January, 1851 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, to attend the Probate of the said last Will and Testament according to the form of the Statutes of the State of New York, in such case made and provided. And your Petitioner as is duty bound, will ever pray. &c.

Dated Troy, December 30, 1850

Signed: Amos Allen


State of New York, Rensselaer County
AMOS ALLEN, the above named Petitioner, being duly sworn upon his oath that the facts stated and sent in the above petition by him subscribed are true according to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Subscribed and sworn this 30th day of December, 1850.

Signed: Amos Allen


Surrogate Court.
In the matter of proving the Will and Testament of William Allen deceased}
COUNTY OF RENSSELAER} ss
SAMUEL PECKHAM and NATHAN BROCK of the town of Petersburg in the County of Rensselaer, being duly sworn in open Court, doth depose and say and each for himself says that he is a subscribing witness to the last Will and Testament of William Allen late of the town of Petersburgh in the County of Rensselaer, deceased. And that the said William Allen did, in the presence of this deponent, subscribe his name at the end of the instrument which is now shown and exhibited to this deponent, and which purports to be the last Will and Testament of the said William Allen and which bears the date on the 10th of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty And that the said William Allen did at the time of subscribing his name, as aforesaid, declare the said instrument to be his last Will and Testament; and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of the said Will as an attesting witness thereto, at the request of said testator And that at the time, when the said testator subscribed his name as aforesaid, the said William Allen was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a Will, and was not under any restraint, but competent in all respects to devise real estate. And that these deponents severally did at the same time subscribe their names to the said Will as witnesses thereto, at the request of the said testator in his presence, and in the presence of each other: and further this deponent saith not.

Subscribed and sworn this 8 day of January 1851 before me

G.T.Blair

Signed:
Nathan A. Brock
Samuel Peckham


I AMBROSE H. SHELDON of the town of Troy in the County of Rensselaer do hereby consent to become the special Guardian if I shall be appointed by the Surrogate of said County of MARY M. HANNAH R., LUCINDA, AMY P. THOMAS W. and ANDREW ALLEN who are all minors and heirs at law and next of kin of William Allen late of Petersburgh deceased, and do agree to serve as such special Guardian, in the matter of proving the will of said deceased.

Dated December? 31? 1851

Signed: A. H. Sheldon

[Alternative search values: MARY M. ALLEN, MARY ALLEN, HANNAH R. ALLEN, HANNAH ALLEN, LUCINDA ALLEN, AMY P. ALLEN, THOMAS W. ALLEN, THOMAS ALLEN, AMBROSE SHELDON.]



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