Friday, June 29, 2012

Will of Henrietta Urquhart 20 July 1862 Wilmington, NC

Henrietta Urquhart signed a will on 30 Jul 1862 in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina. Taken from Urquhart Families of North Carolina website--URL no longer active:

New Hanover County, North Carolina
Will Book: D, Pages 107, 108, 109
Will Dated: 30 July 1862

Will Probated: Dec 1862
Last Will and Testament of Henrietta Urquhart
State of North Carolina. (County of New Hanover)
I Henrietta Urquhart of the Town of Wilmington, State aforesaid, being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and plan following:

I desire that my executor hereinafter named, shall provide for my body a decent burial suitable to my estate and situation in life and pay all funeral expenses together with my just debts ____ and to whomever owed, out of the moneys that may first come into the hands, from my ____ of my estate real or personal.

I give and devise to my nephews Fergus McRee and William Griffith McRee, children of my sister Mary McRee, my brick building situated at the corner of Dock and South Water Streets in the Town of Wilmington aforesaid, together with the stores, wharf and appendages connected therewith, to be equally divided among my said nephews, but subject never the less to the annual payment of the sum of one hundred dollars for the support and benefit of my Negro woman Milly.

I give and bequeath my woman Milly to my friend the Rev. Dr. R. B. Drane, with the request that she may be permitted to enjoy her time as much as possible, and with the ______ _____ my nephews to whom the property herein before mentioned is designed, that she shall receive from this income of said property annually, the sum of one hundred dollars, and I desire that my executor hereinafter named shall take ___ ___ that the said sum is secured to her. I also desire that my ____ aforesaid as well as my silver broach with my name on it, shall be given to the said Milly.

I desire that my executor hereinafter named shall take _____ can that the said sum is ____ (given) to her. I also desire that the half of ____ No. 57 in St. James' Church, Wilmington, which belongs to me, shall be offered to Mrs. ____ M. McNoyes(?), who owns the other half, at the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars, but if she declines buying at said price, then it is to be sold at public sale to the highest bidder and the proceeds of said sale, together with one thousand dollars, to be _____ from my estate, are to be apportioned and _____ in the Fund for the relief of disabled Clergymen in the Diocese of North Carolina, or loaned out on good security, as my Executor may think proper and the Disabled Clergymen of the Diocese aforesaid.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Henry R. Savage my lawful executor to all intents and purposes, to execute this my last will and testament, according to the tone, intent and meaning of the same and ____ ____ and clause thereof, hereby _____ and ____ ____ said all other wills and testaments by me at any time hereforesaid made.
In ____ whereof, I the said Henrietta Urquhart, do hereto ____ my hand and seal ____ the 30th day of July A.D. 1862.

Henrietta Urquhart
Signed sealed ____ ____ and

Declared by the M. Henrietta

Urquhart to be her last will and

Testament, in the presence of ____

Who at her request and in her

Presence do subscribe our names

As indicated thereto.

Jno. A. Taylor

S. A. Polley
State of North Carolina

New Hanover County Court, Dec. Term 1862

This paper writing, perpetrating to be and contain the last will and testament of Henrietta Urquhart, was exhibited in open Court, and propounded for probate, and the due execution of the same by the said Henrietta Urquhart, was _____ by the oath and examination of John A. Taylor, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. And in offering to the satisfaction of the Court that S. A. Polley is an inhabitant of another Government, it is considered by the Court, that the said paper writing, ands every part thereof, is the last will and testament of Henrietta Urquhart and sufficient to carry the bequest therein made.

Saml R. B_____, Clk

for R. B. Woods Dyler

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Teresa McVeigh
29 June 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Probate of the Estate of Norman Urquhart, Jr., 10 Aug 1864

Norman Urquhart, Jr. had an estate probated on 10 Aug 1864 in Montgomery County, Alabama
From Urquhart Families website, by Billy R. Wilson, [site is no longer active]:

SON OF NORMAN AND JANE BETHUNE URQUHART (State of Alabama, Montgomery County)

To David Campbell, Judge of Probate for Sd. County, Your petitioner, Sylvanus Walker, who is administrator of the goods and Chattels, rights and credits that were of Norman Urquhart, Decd of the county and State aforesaid, would represent unto your honor, that the deceased died Seized and possessed of the following Lands, to wit, the East 1/2 of the SE 1/4 and NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 12 in Township 6 of Range 19 lying and being in the county of Coffee and State aforesaid. He further represents unto your honor that Sd. estate is solvent, and that Sd. land cannot be equitably divided among the heirs at law of the deceased, without a Sale thereof He further represents unto your Honor that the deceased left as his heirs at law the following persons, to wit, Margaret Joyce, a widow, Sister of Decd, of full age who resides in the county and State aforesaid. The children of John Urquhart, who was a brother of the Decd., To Wit, Thomas Urquhart of full age, resides in the State of Florida, Gracy McCall, a widow of full age, resides in Montgomery County, Ala.; Elizabeth Knighten a widow of full age who has died since the death of Sd. Norman Urquhart, Decd, leaving no living issue or children. Henry Urquhart of full age residing in Green County Ala., John Urquhart of full age, residing in Montgomery County Ala. Lafayette Urquhart of full age who has died since the intestate Norman Urquhart, leaving no children, and Anestatia Urquhart of full age residing in Montgomery County Ala., also the Children of Catharine Williams, decd, who was a daughter of the decd Brother John Urquhart, whose names and ages are not known to your petitioner, and whom he believes reside in the State of Florida. Also the children of Neill Urquhart Deed., a brother of the Decd, to wit, Daniel Urquhart of full age who resides in the County of Clark Ala., Henry Urquhart of full age who resides in the County of Barber Ala,, and Benjamin Urquhart of full age and resides in the County of Barber, Ala.

Also the Children of Alexander Urquhart Decd a Brother of the deceased, to wit, Norman Urquhart of full age, Aaron Urquhart of full age, Nancy S. Walker wife of Sylvanus Walker, of full age, Almira Herrington of full age, wife of James Herrington, Elizabeth Caffey, a widow, of full age, all of whom reside in Montgomery County, Ala. Henry Urquhart of full age and Alexander Urquhart of full age, both reside in Pike County, Ala. Also the children of Daniel Urquhart Decd, who was a Brother of the decd, to wit, Norman Urquhart, and Sarah Urquhart who has intermarried with some person, unknown to your petitioner, both of whom are of full age and reside in the State of Florida. Also the children of Nancy McLeod who was a Sister of the deceased, to wit, Daniel McLeod, Norman McLeod, Jannett McLeod, and Christian McLeod, all of full age, and reside in the State of North Carolina. Also the children of Elizabeth Shaw, Decd, who was a Sister of the Decd, to wit, Jennett Shaw, Elizabeth Shaw, Angus Shaw, Sally Sunday, wife of John Sunday, all of full age, who reside in the County of Cumberland, State of North Carolina, and Nancy Crowder wife of Sion Crowder, Catharine Vickers wife of Hiram Vickers and Mary Wright wife of- Wright, all of full age and who reside in the State of North Carolina.

He therefore prays your Honor to set a day for the hearing of this application, give the notice required by Statute to the heirs at law, and appoint some fit person to take testimony in this case, that upon the hearing of it, if it is made to appear to your Honor from proof, that a Sale of Sd. land is necessary to make distribution, that your Honor grant him the usual order or decree, to Sell Sd. Land and he as in duty bound will ever pray.

State of Alabama
Montgomery County

Personally appeared before me Sylvanus Walker, Administrator of the Estate of Norman Urquhart Deceased who on his oath says that the facts set forth in the foregoing petition are true.

Sworn to and Subscribed before
me this 10th day of August 1864.  
Sylvanus Walker
M. F. Rushton, J. P.  

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Will of Angus Shaw, 14 Aug 1845 Cumberland County, NC

Will of Angus Shaw (b. 1765 Scotland) written 14 Aug. 1845, Cumberland County, NC, naming as heirs his brothers John Shaw and Daniel Shaw, and his nieces and nephews, children of John Shaw: Janet, Nancy, Flory, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Angus and Norman.           

Will of Angus Shaw (14 Mar 1845), Cumberland County, NC Wills, Book C, pg 212, abstracted by Teresa McVeigh

Co. Cumberland, NC

Executor (1) provide body decent burial suitable to relations and friends and also pay funeral expense
(2) Pay debts to however owning out of first money of Estate

Item: Bro. John Shaw--Haywood Place and whole of adjoining lands during his lifetime and at his death to son Angus Shaw
Bro. John Shaw--(Mill?) Place and all adjoining lands during his lifetime and at his death to his son Norman Shaw
Item: Thornton Creek land to bro. Daniel Shaw together with all Bank Stocks, grey horse and carriage "with all that the said Daniel
         owes me.       
Item: Bro. John--Negro men Peter, (Dany?), (Henrietta?), Handy John, and James during his lifetime and at his death to be equally
         divided between his daughters Janet, Nancy, Flory, Mary, and Elizabeth.
Item: Niece Sarah Shaw (John's daughter) Negro Girl Charlotte
Item: Bro. John Shaw all household and kitchen furniture except my red chest which I give to his daughter Nancy and my bureau to
         his dau. Janet
And to bro. John all stocks of cattle and hogs and sheep and one yoke of oxen and a cart, all my farming tools and utensils and all my outstanding debts in notes or accounts and cash on hand
Item: To niece Sarah Shaw my own bed and furniture and to each of my nieces Mary and Catherine (my bro. John's daughters) one
        Bed and furniture.
Item: to nephew Angus Shaw (John's son) my gun and niece Elizabeth 2 cows and calves
Item: Bro. John Shaw the Henry Johnson land if he does not redeem it and should he redeem it, the money to said bro. John
Item: Bro. Daniel Shaw the (Bethune?) Debt and if not comply with conditions of bond, then give Daniel land from which bond
Item: Umbrella to niece Nancy Shaw. And all my books to bro. Daniel Shaw except "Scott's Commentarys" to nephew Norman
         Shaw.  Bro. Daniel Shaw my old saddle.
Item: Bros. John Shaw and Daniel Shaw all the crop and provisions on land to be equally divided among them. Anything not mentioned in will to Bro. John Shaw.

Lastly Appoint bro. John Shaw lawful executor.
21 Mar 1845 Angus Shaw (Seal)
Witnesses: Jno McKay
E.K. Branch

Codicil (additions and changes):
Bro. Daniel Shaw a certain note on (Tom McHerd?) for $50 or that amount if collected being (no time of the Bethune? debt?)
Item: Bro. John Shaw--Peoples land, 518 acres, during his lifetime and after his death to his son Angus Shaw
Item: Bro. John Shaw--Negro Girl Charity Ann during his lifetime and after his death to nieces Nancy, Flory, Mary and Elizabeth Shaw (John's daughters) and further if Negro woman Henrietta have any more children equally divide among nieces just named after death of my bro. John.

If  there is a conflict in the Will and the codicil, executor to go by codicil.
14 Aug, 1849 Angus Shaw (Seal)
Witnesses: Jno McKay
E.K. Branch

State NC, Cumberland Co., court Pleas and Qtr Sessions, Dec. Term 1850
Probate. Proven oath John McKay. John Shaw qualified and appted executor. Record in Book of Wills.

All rights Reserved
Teresa McVeigh 2 Jun 2012

Mary H (Jenkins) Shaw Pension Application, Widow of Angus Shaw (1901)

Widow's Application for Pension Act of March 2nd 1901 

Mrs. Mary H. Shaw Widow of Angus Shaw Co. 76 Reg. 38 NC State Troops Cumberland Co, NC

29 May 1901 before A.A. McKeethan (?), Mary H. Shaw aged 65 resident of Fayetteville p.o. in said Co. and State swears widow of Angus Shaw enlisted in Co. "76", 38th Reg. NC Troops on or about the 1st(?) Nov. 1861, m. before 1 Ap 1865 and never re-married; 12 mo. preceeding and presently resident of NC; no office etc. receive $300 annually; no property greater than $500 nor disposed of such property since 11 Mar, 1885.

" Lieut. Angus Shaw was wounded at Ellyson Mill Va and died from the said wounds on 18 July 1862. I own a dower interest in land but it produces only about $25 annually."

29 May 1901 Mary H. Shaw

Physicians Certif.--Affidavit she is who she says

29 May 1901 J.F. Highsmith, Physician