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PROBATE JAMES NELSON STERRY
[CONNECTICUT, 1850]

 

Sterry, James N
Minor
TOWN OF ____
DATE 1850  NO 5140
1 Bond

Know all men by these Presents,
THAT WE Jacob B Gardner Jr of New London as principal, and Albert R Harris of New London as surety are holden and stand firmly bound and obliged unto Wanton A Weaver Judge of the Court of Probate for New London District in the penal sum of two thousand Dollars, to be paid to the said Judge, or to his certain Attorney, or successor in said office, to the which Payment, well and truly to be made and done we the said Jacob B Gardner & Albert R Harris do bind ourselves our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, and each and every of them, for and in the whole sum aforesaid firmly by these presents.
Signed with our hands and sealed with our seals this
10th day of January, Anno Domini, 1850
THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH, that if the above bounden Jacob B Gardner Jr now  appointed Guardian to  James Nelson Sterry a minor of about eleven years old shall well, truly and faithfully execute and discharge the aforesaid office of Guardian to the said Minor, in all parts thereof, according to the rules and directions of the Law in such case made and provided, and render a true account of his Guardianship to the said Judge, or to his successor in said office (if thereunto required) or to the Ward, when arrived at full age, then the above obligation to be void, and of none effect; otherwise to remain in full force, power and virtue.
In presence of Jacob B Gardner Jr
A R Harris
J B Gardner
bond
minors estate
James Nelson Sterry
1850

Sterry, Nelson
TOWN OF New London
DATE 1850 NO. 5141
NEW LONDON
PROBATE District
1 Bonds
1 Inventories

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That We Jacob B Gardner Jnr of the Town and County of New London as principal, and Christopher C Comstock as surety, firmly bound and obliged unto Wanton A Weaver Esq., Judge of the Court of Probate for the District of New London, in the penal sum of twenty five hundred dollars; to be paid to the said Wanton A Weaver Judge, or his certain Attorney or successor in said office. To the which payment, well and truly to be made and done, we the said Jacob B Gardner Jnr and Jacob B Gardner Jr and Christopher C Comstock do bind ourselves, and each of us our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, and each and every of them, for and in the whole firmly by these presents, signed with our hands and sealed with our seals. Dated at New London, the 4th day of January Anno Domini eighteen hundred and fifty.

The Condition of this Obligation is such, that if the above bounden Jacob B Gardner Jr Administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Credits and Estate of Nelson Sterry late of New London deceased, do make or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Credits and Estate of the said deceased, which have or shall have come to the possession or knowledge of the said Administrator or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him, and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the said Court of Probate in the District of New London, at or before the 4th day of Feby  next ensuing: And the same Goods, Chattels, Credits and Estate, and all other Goods, Chattels, Credits and Estate of the deceased at the time of his death, or which at any time after shall come into the hands or possession of the said Administrator or into the hands of any other person or  persons for him, do well and truly Administer according to Law.  And futher do make or cause to be made a true and just account of his Administration at or before the 4th day of July 1850 And all the rest  and residue of the said Goods, Chattels, Credits and Estate which shall be found remaining upon the said administrators account: the same being first examined and allowed by the said Court of Probate, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said Court of Probate by their decree or sentence, pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the Law, shall limit and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same unto the said Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Administrator being thereunto required, do render and deliver the said letters of Administration (approbation of such testament being first had and made) in the said Court; then this Obligation to be void and of none effect, or else to remain in full force and virtue
Signed in the presence of Jacob B Gardner Jr
Christopher C Comstock
Admon
bond Estate
of Nelson Sterry
1850
An Inventory of the Estate of
Nelson Sterry, late of New London Deceased

1 Mahogan Table $7.00
6 cain seat chairs 4.80
1 Mahogany Bureau 8.00
1 Looking glass  1.00
1 Bedstead Bed Bolsters and pillows 12.00
1  Do             Do                         Do 8.00
1  Do             Do                         Do  2.00
5 Bedquilt 5.00
3 Comfortables 1.50;   4 pr Sheets 1.00  2.50
4 pr pillow cases 50 cts;   4 Table cloths 1.25  1.75
1 Cherry Table 1.50;   6 old chairs 1.00  2.50
1 Candle stand 75;   Quantity old Crocker 2.00 2.75
1 Baker[?] 1.00;   1 pr shovill and Tongs 50 1.50
4 Cradle[?] 25 cts;    1 Sark[?] coat 5.00  5.25
1 Dres Coat 1.00;   2 old Coats 1.50  2.50
1 pr pants 1.25;    1 Table Cover 30cts  1.55
one dwelling house & lot 1250.00
  $1318.00

New London January 5 1850
Fees $3.00
Geo Potter
David Rogers [Appraisers Under Oath]
New London County of New London Jany 5th 1850

Personally appeared George Potter & Daniel Rogers appraisers on the Estate of Nelson Sterry late of New London decd. to whom I administered the oath by law provided for appraisers on Estates of decd persons
Hiram Willy Justice of the Peace

Inventory Estate
of
Nelson Sterry
Court Probate Jany 7 1850
accepted & ordered recorded
administration in Court
W A Weaver Judge
Recorded Book 11th
Page 363

[James Nelson Sterry of the Stonington, Connecticut line, died on 13 Aug 1849 and his wife, Prudence, had died previously in 1847. The other children went to live with a presumed relative from Rhode Island, Paoli Sterry and his wife Hannah according to the 1850 US census.]