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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 1709-1712. 284 pages, full name index. Names include: Ayliner, Chiseldyne, Gripah, Larramore, Rattenbury, Tattershell
Readers of this excellent series know that the Prerogative Court was the focal point for probate in colonial Maryland. All matters of probate went directly to the Prerogative Court, which was located in Annapolis, MarylandΓ s colonial capital. The Prerogative Court was also the colonyΓ s court for equity casesΓ resolution of disputes over the settlement and distribution of an estate.
Volume XII contains abstracts of the records for the period 1709 to 1712, as found in Libers 21 and 22. Mr. Skinner has combed through administration, bond, will, inventory, administration account, and final balance entries for these years. The abstracts are arranged chronologically by court session. For the most part, the transcriptions state the names of the principals (testators, heirs, witnesses, administrators, and so forth) as well as details of bequests, names of slaves, appraisers, and more. This volume refers to more than 7,500 residents.
Title: Abstracts of the Testament Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland Volume XII: 1709-1712 Libers: 21 (pp. 207-347), 22 (pp. 1-47)
Publisher: GENEALOGICAL PUB CO INC:
ISBN Number: 0806353651
ISBN Number 13: 9780806353654
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