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Purpose of the Prerogative Court: The Prerogative Court was the central point for probate for Provincial Maryland. It was mirrored after the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. There was a judge as well as clerks of the court. Initially, all probate was brought directly to the Prerogative Court, located in the Provincial Capital. As the Province became more populous, all documents were still to be filed with the Prerogative Court; however, administration of probate was delegated to the various county courts. Even so, there are documents only in the Prerogative Court and not in the appropriate county, and vice versa. Documents filed in the Prerogative Court: The following documents were filed in the Prerogative Court: administration bond, will, inventory, administration accounts, and final balances. The testamentary proceedings contain the administration bond and the docket for the court. If the administrator is lax in filing documents, then a summons is also recorded. This volume is a continuation of the series covering 1675-1677. It also includes some inventories dating 1703/4. Beginning in 1674, inventories and accounts were recorded in a separate series. 278 pages, full name index. Names include: Ackworth, Boteler, Edloe, Harmer, Magruder, Reade.
Genealogist V. L. Skinner, Jr., resumes his transcriptions of 17th-century Maryland probate records with the third volume of his series, Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland. Volume III covers the periods 1675 to 1677 and 1703 to 1704 and is based on Libers 7, 8A, 8B, and 9A (1-371).
Title: Abstracts of the Testament Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland Volume III: 1675-1677, 1703-1704 Libers: 7, 8A, 8B, 9A (1-371)
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ISBN Number: 0806352892
ISBN Number 13: 9780806352893
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