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PROBATE STEPHEN STERRY
[CONNECTICUT, 1813]

 

ESTATE OF
Sterry, Stephen
TOWN OF Groton
DATE 1813 NO. 3155
Stonington Probate District
1 Bonds
1 Inventories
2 Returns to Court
2 Miscellaneous
6 Total Documents

KNOW all Men by these Presents, That we James Lanman late of Norwich in New London County and John Spicer 2nd of Groton in said County are holden and stand firmly bound and obliged unto Coddington Billings Esq. Judge of the Court of Proabte for the District of Stonington in the penal Sum of five hundred dollars of said State; To be paid to the said Judge, or to his certain Attorney or Successors, in office To the which Payment well and truly to be made an done, we the said Lanman and Spicer 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 Groton the 6th Day of April Anno Domini 1819.

The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden James Lanman this day appointed Administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattles, Credits and Effects of Stephen Sterry of said Groton deceased, do make, or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattles, Credits and Estate of the said deceased, which have, or shall come to be the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said Stephen Lanman 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 Probates in the District of Stonington at or before the 6th Day of June next ensuing: And the same Goods, Chattles, Credits and Estate, and all other the Goods, Chattles, Credits and Estate of the said deceased, at the Time of his Death, which at any Time after shall come into the Hands or Possession of the said Lanman or into the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for him, do well, and truly administer according to Law. And further, do make or cause to be made a true and just Account of his said Administration, at or before the 6th Day of April 1814 And all the Rest and Reidue of the said Goods, Chattles, Credits and Estate which shall be found remaining upon the said Administratrix Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the said Court of Probates, shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively as the said Court of Probates 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 into the said Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly; if the said Lanman 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.
James Lanman
John Spicer 2nd
Timothy Pendrins[?]

Admn Bond
Stephen Sterry

An Inventory of the Real & Personal Estate of Stephen Sterry late of Groton Decd as taken on the 4th day of May AD 1813

To his right in a tract of Land situate in sd Groton containing about 21 acres with the appurtenances @ $12 pr acres $252
To 1 Cherry Table      3-50
To Case of drawers      3
To 6 Fiddle back Chairs      4
To 5 old Kitchen D[itt]o      -.60
To maple desk      4
To 2 old chest      1
To 1 Bed & under Bed     13
To 1 D[itt]o D[itt]o      5
To 1 Small D[itt]o      2
To 1 Chery stand      2.50
To 1 Linin Whiole[?]      3
To square Kitchen Table      3.75
To 1 looking glass      3.50
To 4 sheets      3.34
To 4 Coverlads & 3 bed quilts     17.50
To 2 bed steads      1.50
To 1 Trundle D[itt]o      1.34
To 2 iron Pots      2.34
To 3 Kettles      2
To 2 iron bason      -.50
To 1 Tin kettle      1
To 1 bake[?] D[itt]o      1.12
To 1 pair Andirons      1.34
To small Steelyard[?]      1
To shovel & tongs      -.75
To 1 Cow    20
To 12 Knives & Forks      -.25
To 6 solver tea spoons      3.50
To 12 Cups & saucers      -.50
To 6 earthen bells      -.48
To iron shovel      -.34
To 1 cruper[?]      -.84
To pair flat irons      -.75
To 5 __ pewter      -.96
To crane & 5 hooks      1.75
To 1 pint decanter      -.40
To metal tea pot      -.25
To oval platter      -.34
To mug 17 cents To cream & sugar dish 17      -.34
To 3 wine glasses & vinegar bowels      -.50
To 5 case[?] bottles & 3 wine bottles      -.74
  $358.66

Ralph Hurlbutt, Anna Bailey [Appraisers]
New London County

Inventory of Estate of Capt Stephen Sterry deceased
Accepted May 4th 1813 & recorded

Groton March 29 1813
To the Honble Judge of Probate for the District of Stonington
The sunscribers hereby certify that we have conversed with Elisabeth Sterry widow of Stephen Sterry late of Groton deceased upon the subject of taking administration on the estate of her late husband She declared that she did not intend to take administration or take any step about settling the estate but expressed a wish that Capt John Spicer would take measures to have the estate settled.
John Spicer 2nd
Stephen Newton

Certificate that Eliza Sterry decline[?] adm Stephen Sterry estate

To the Honbl Court of Probate for the District of Stonington
The subscribers who were appointed by sd Court commissioners[?] on the estate of Stephen Sterry late of Groton decd having given[?]legal notice to the creditors to sd decd to exhibit their claims did attend to receive & examine the same on the last mondays of July & October & on examination do find the following sum due to the persons to whose names they are annexed viz

To Capt John Spicer on note dated June 19 1809 Principal $216.61 on interest $273.46
To Jabez Perkins on note dated June 15 1809 Principlal $22.90 on interest    28.91
Nathan Holdredge book debt      6.67
Allyn Mallerson do      5
Amos Allyn do      2.25
Elisha Avery do    31.88
John O Miner Esqr do      6.90
Asa L Avery do    27.42
Job T Smith do    11.57

New London County __ Groton
October 25th AD 1813
This may certify that this oath was duly administered to the Commissioners within named this day by me James Lanman Justice of the Peace

James Lanman Esqr
Sir
Being a creditor to a considerable amount of the estate of Stephen Sterry late of Groton deceased I hereby request and authorize you to take a letter of administration upon said estate and you are requested to exhibit this to the Honble Judge of Probate for the district of Stonington with a view to the purpose of your having administration thereon.
John Spicer 2nd
Groton March 29th AD 1813

John Spicer
Jams Lanman
Apd admin
Stephen Sterry

In the matter of estate of Stephen Sterry as presented was granted by the Honorable Judge of Probate for the district of Stonington
In compliance with an order of the Honble Court of Probate holden at Stonington within and for the District of Stonington on the 3rd day of October AD 1815 to sell all the real estate of Stephen Sterry late of Groton deceased, under incumbrance of the widows dower to raise the sum of $396.88/100 together with incident charges of sale &c gave ten days notice by posting in said Groton of the time and place of sale, and on this day the 21st of November 1815 I sold at publick auction to the highest bidder, all the real estate of said decd Stephen Sterry for the sum of twenty dollars the same being the most should obtain for the same.
James Lenman, administrator said estate
Groton November 21st 1815

Return of sale of Estate of Stephen Sterry deceased November 21 1815
Accepted May 7th 1816 & in full