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File #3974, Josiah Whitney, 1718

15 Jan 1717/8, inventory amounting to £194 9s 8d taken by Eben Fisher, John Whiting, and Robert Blake.

6 Mar 1717/8, Abigail Whitney, widow, Robert Blake, John Whiteing and Samuel Fisher, all of Wrentham, husbandmen, posted administration bond of £400 for administration of the estate of Josiah Whitney of Wrentham. Abigail signed by mark. Abigail Whitny and Robert Blake, administrators swore to the inventory.

1 Apr 1717, commission for division of estate of Josiah Whitney, late of Wrentham, husbandman, deceased intestate, between widow and children: John Whiting, Samuel Fisher, Robt. Blake, Benjamin Hall, and Ebenezer Fisher, all of Wrentham.

4 Jun 1718, administration account of Robert Blake and Abigail Whitney.

4 Jun 1718, division by Robert Blake and John Whiting: to widow Abigail Whitney, one third of house and barn and various parcels, valued at £15 18s 8d; to Josiah Whitney, a double share of the buildings and various parcels, valued at £40 6s 8d; to Jonathan whitney, one third of some parcels and two thirds of others, valued at £15 18s 8d; to Mary Whitney, one third of some parcels and two thirds of others, valued at £15 18s 8d; to daughter Abigail Whitney, one third of some parcels and two thirds of others, valued at £15 18s 8d.

File #4007, Abigail Whitney, 1718

10 Apr 1718, Benjamin Whitny and Daniel Rider husbandmen of Sherburn and Nathaniel Haven of Fremingham husbandman posted guardianship bond of £100, Benjamin Whitny was named guardian of Abigail Whitny, a minor aged about nine years, daughter of Josiah Whitny late of Wrentham deceased.

File #4008, Jonathan Whitney, 1718

10 Apr 1718, Benjamin Whitny and Daniel Rider of Sherburn, husbandmen, and Nathaniel Haven of Fremingham, husbandman, posted guardianship bond of £100. Benjamin Whitny was named guardian of Jonathan Whitny, a minor aged about fourteen years, son of Josiah Whitny late of Wrentham husbandman deceased.

File #4012, Josiah Whitney, 1718

10 Apr 1718, John Whiting of Wrentham, fuller, John Lewis of Dorchester, husbandman, and Joseph Whiting of Dedham, weaver, posted guardianship bond of £70. John Whiting was named guardian of Josiah Whitney, a minor aged about 20 years, son of Josiah Whitney late of Wrentham husbandman deceased.

File #5397, John Whitney, 1727

Will of John Whitney of Roxbury. To well beloved wife Elizabeth Whitney, the use and improvement of all my estate, lands goods, chattells or all the income of the same during her natural life. After her decease, to son Timothy and son Daneill all my homestead containing two acres and a half, to be divided equally. To grandson John Whitney, son of Daneill Whitney, my first lot in Woodstock containing 35 acres. To grandson Caleb Whitney my second lot in Woodstock containing 40 acres. Son Timothy to pay the heirs of daughter Elizabeth deceased £10 at my wife's decease. Son Daneill to pay daughter Ruth £10 at my wife's decease. Two sons Timothy and Daniel executors. Dated -- Sep 1718. Signed by mark. Witnesses, Joshua Child, John Scott, Benja. Craft. Proved 13 Mar 1726.

Inventory, taken 19 May 1727 by Edward Bridge, Edward White, and Samuel Griffin, presented 5 Jun 1727, amounting to £283 0s 0d, less £7 5s 6d debts due.

File #6636, Josiah Whitney, 1734

Guardianship of Josiah Whitney of Wrentham, 22 Oct 1734.

22 Oct 1734, it was reported that Josiah Whitney of Wrentham was an idiot, distracted person, or non compos person. The court appointed William Man, Timo. Metcalf,Pelatiah Man, John Guile, and Nathaniel Ware (or any three of them) to inspect Josiah Whitney.

11 Nov 1734, Timothy Metcalf, John Guile, and Nathaniel Ward, and Pelatiah Man, all selectmen of Wrentham, reported that Josiah Whitney is "so far wanting of reason and understanding as not to be capeabel of managing his owne affairs."

File #7064, Benjamin Whitney, 1737

Will of Benjamin Whitney, late of Marlborough, now of Boston, yeoman. To wife Abigail Whitney, all personal estate, all stock, and Indian woman Mireah, and use and improvement of all my estate for 12 years, and 1/3 of it for life. To son Barret Whitney 20 shillings and no more, having advanced him a portion before. To son David Whitney 20 shillings and no more, having advanced him a portion before. To daughter Deborah Wheeler, 60 pounds, within six years of my decease. To daughter Dorcas Goodall, 50 pounds, withing nine years of my decease. To son Solomon Whitney my Narragansett right in Township Number [blank] to be part of his portion, value of 40 pounds. To children hereafter named, all my real estate to be divided with 2/3 portion to sons and 1/3 portion to daughters: Solomon, Sarah, Dinah, Job, Abigail, Benjamin, George, Samuel, and Ann Whitney. Executors wife Abigail Whitney and friend Benja. Woods. Dated 19 Oct 1737. Witnesses, Jonathan Holmes, William Ireland, Benja. Mason. Proved 3 Nov 1737.

2 Nov 1737, Boston, petition of Abigail Whitney relict widow of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased, that she and Col. Benjamin Woods were named executors of the will of Benjamin Whitney, and asked to be so appointed.

29 Feb 1737[/8], inventory of estate in Boston, taken by Samuel Gardner, Henry Howell, and John Cornish, amounting to £1812 19s 6d.

6 Mar 1737/8, inventory of estate in Marlborough, taken by James Woods, Peter How, and John Hapgood, amounting to £2356 14s 0d.

3 May 1738, petition of Nathan Gooddell of Marlborough on behalf of himself and the rest of the children of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased, for an appeal of the proving of the will.

16 May 1739, executor's account filed by Abigail Whitney.

25 Jun 1750, executor's account filed by Abigail Whitney.

File #9371, Abigail Whitney Jr., 1749

26 Sep 1749, Abigail Whitney Junr., a minor aged about 20 years, daughter of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased, named her mother Abigail Whitney of Boston, widow, as her guardian.

26 Sep 1749, Abigail Whitney, widow, Jonas Clarke Esqr., and Rufus Greene, Merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for £200, for Abigail to be guardian of her daughter Abigail Whitney, a minor aged about 19 years, daughter of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased.

File #9372, Anna Whitney, 1749

26 Sep 1749, Abigail Whitney was appointed guardian of her daughter Anna Whitney, a minor aged about 12 years, daughter of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased.

26 Sep 1749, Abigail Whitney, widow, Jonas Clarke Esqr., and Rufus Greene, Merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for £200, for Abigail to be guardian of her daughter Anna Whitney, a minor aged 12 years, daughter of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased.

File #9373, Benjamin Whitney, 1749

26 Sep 1749, Benjamin Whitney, a minor aged about 17 years, son of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased, named his mother Abigail Whitney of Boston, widow, as his guardian.

26 Sep 1749, Abigail Whitney, widow, Jonas Clarke Esqr., and Rufus Greene, Merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for £200, for Abigail to be guardian of her son Benjamin Whitney, a minor aged about 17 years, son of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased.

24 May 1751, guardian's account.

File #9374, George Whitney, 1749

26 Sep 1749, George Whitney, a minor aged about 16 years, son of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased, named his mother Abigail Whitney of Boston, widow, as his guardian.

26 Sep 1749, Abigail Whitney, widow, Jonas Clarke Esqr., and Rufus Greene, Merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for £200, for Abigail to be guardian of her son George Whitney, a minor aged about 16 years, son of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased.

24 Feb 1752, guardian's account.

File #9375, Samuel Whitney, 1749

26 Sep 1749, Samuel Whitney, a minor aged about 15 years, son of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased, named his mother Abigail Whitney of Boston, widow, as his guardian.

26 Sep 1749, Abigail Whitney, widow, Jonas Clarke Esqr., and Rufus Greene, Merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for £200, for Abigail to be guardian of her son Samuel Whitney, a minor aged about 15 years, son of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased.

24 Feb 1752, guardian's account.

File #9388, Job Whitney, 1749

24 Oct 1749, Job Whitney, a minor aged about 20 years, son of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, deceased, named Nathan Goodall of Marlborough, husbandman, as his guardian.

24 Oct 1749, Nathan Goodall and Solomon Whitney, both of Marlborough, and Jonas Clarke of Boston, Esqr., posted bond for £200, for Nathan to be guardian of Job Whitney, a minor aged about 20 years, son of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, deceased.

File #9604, Joshua Whitney, 1750

21 Aug 1750, account of what the widow has received from Capt. Josiah Taft, administrator of the estate of Joshua Whitney, late of Uxbridge, deceased. Receipts given 21 Aug 1750, 12 Oct 1750, 13 Oct 1750, 15 Apr 1751, and 5 Sep 1751. Sworn to by Lydia Taft, Solomon Wood, and John Melendy.

16 Jan 1756, administrator's account by Capt. Josiah Taft.

16 Jan 1756, Uxbridge, paid by me Josiah Taft to Caleb Partridge and his wife Phebe Partridge as she was widow to the estate of Joshua Whitney jur. late of Uxbridge, deceased, £5 0s 1-1/2d as administrator of said estate, £3 5s 1-3/4d of the said money being for the youngest child's portion.

File #9748, Benjamin Whitney, 1751

23 Apr 1751, Abigail Whitney, widow, William Coffin, distiller, and John Gardner, shopkeeper, all of Boston, posted bond of £200, and Abigail was named administratrix of the estate of her son Benjamin Whitney, a minor, deceased, intestate, son of Benjamin Whitney late of Boston, yeoman, deceased.

23 Apr 1751, Col. Abraham Williams, Capt. Joseph How, and Deacon Andrew Rice, all of Marlborough, were appointed to take the inventory of his real estate.

8 Jul 1751, the appraisers were duly sworn.

16 Aug 1751, the inventory amounted to £157 9s 4/7d in real estate, and £83 19s 6d new tenor in bills of credit, and £14 19s 9d as his right in the widow's thirds.

File #9915, George Whitney, 1751

31 Dec 1751, Abigail Whitney, widow, Jonas Clark Esqr. and William Coffin, distiller, all of Boston, posted bond of £200, and Abigail was appointed administrator of her son George Whitney, a minor, deceased, intestate, son of Benjamin Whitney, late of Boston, yeoman, deceased, intestate.

31 Jan 1752, inventory at Marlborough taken by Abrm. Williams, Andrew Rice, and Joseph How, amounting to £157 9s 4/7d in real estate, and £83 19s 6d new tenor in bills of credit, and £14 19s 9d as his right in the widow's thirds.

File #10740, Joshua Whitney, 1754

9 Apr 1754, Joshua Whitney, a young man about 15 years old or more, of Medway, chose his father-in-law Caleb Partridge as guardian.

12 Apr 1754, Caleb Partridge of Medway, Joshua Morse of Medfield, and Jeremiah Allen of Medfield, husbandmen, posted bond of £1000 as guardian of Joshua Whitney, a minor aged about 15 years, son of Joshua Whitney, late of Oxford, husbandman, deceased.

File #13065, Oliver Whitney, 1762

10 Sep 1762, Josiah Newell, Esqr., of Needham, and Joseph Ellis of Dedham, Gentn., posted bond of £1000, and Newell was named guardian of Oliver Whitney, a minor over the age of 14 years, son of David Whitney, late of Natick, houswt., deceased.

File #13590, Elizabeth Whitney, 1765

12 Mar 1765, Joseph Hayden of Brookline, yeoman, and Daniel Tombs of Roxbury, yeoman, and Edmund Hayden of Hopkinton, yeoman, posted bond of £1000, and Joseph Hayden was named guardian of Elizabeth Whitney, a minor under the age of 14 years, daughter of Gideon Whitney, late of Hopkinton, yeoman, deceased.

File #14094, Abigail Whitney, 1767

Will of Abigail Whitney of Boston, widow. To son Samuel Whitney £400 after 1 year after my decease. To daughter Anna Whitney £400 after 1 year after my decease. All money due from Amasa Cranston of Marlborough to be equally divided among my three children, Samuel, Abigail, and Anna. All the remainder to daughter Abigail Whitney, she to be sole executrix. Dated 11 May 1761. Witnesses Edward Jackson, Elizabeth Gibbons (her mark), and William Cooper. Proved 7 Aug 1767.

7 Aug 1767, Abigail Whitney, spinster, John Hancock, Esqr., and Willm. Bowes, merch., all of Boston, posted bond of £1000, and Abigail was named executrix of the will of her late mother Abigail Whitney, late of Boston, widow, deceased.

File #14262, Jonathan Whitney, 1768

10 Jun 1768, Ebenezer Man, gentleman, Samuel Lethbridge, gentleman, and Jabez Fisher, gentleman, all of Wrentham, posted bond of £1000, and Ebenezer Man was appointed administrator of the estate of Jonathan Whitney, late of Wrentham, Esq., deceased, intestate.

1O Jun 1768, appraisers appointed were Thomas Bristol or Brastow, Samuel Lethbridge, and David Fisher, all of Wrentham.

13 Jun 1768, inventory taken, amounting to £87 11s 1-1/2d.

22 Jul 1768, inventory submitted by Ebenezer Man, admr.

2 Nov 1770, administrator's account.

2 Nov 1770, creditors' claims examined by commission of Thos. Brastow and Samll. Lethbridge.

File #18508, Isaac Whitney, 1785

File not found.

File #19702-3, Dorothy Whitney and Israel Whitney, 1791

13 Mar 1791, Nathaniel Kingsbury, gentn., Oliver Ellis, yeoman, and Abner Smith, yeoman, all of Dedham, posted bond of £5000, and Kingsbury was appointed guardian of Israel Whitney and Dorothy Whitney, minors above 14 years of age, children of Israel Whitney, late of Watertown, deceased.

File #21343, Daniel Whitney, 1800

11 Nov 1800, Daniel Whitney of Sherburne, Esq., Amos Whitney of Boston, mercht., and John West of Boston, bookseller, posted bond of $10000,and Daniel Whitney was appointed administrator of the estate of Daniel Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, decd. intestate.

11 Nov 1800, Lemuel Cravath, Daniel Hastings, and Henry Smith, all of Boston, were appointed to take the inventory of Daniel Whitney, late of Boston, merchant. They were sworn 27 Oct 1801.

27 Oct 1801, list of debts of the estate, amounting to $8252.89.

27 Oct 1801, since estate was insolvent, William Donnison and Perkins Nichols, Esqrs., were appointed a commission to deal with the creditors.

28 Oct 1801, inventory taken, amounting to $61.00 plus a note for $19.63.

17 May 1802, administrator's account.

31 May 1802, commission report, that debts due were $5506.80.

30 May 1803, administrator's second account.

File #22044, Amos Whitney, 1804

27 Jan 1804, Catherine Whitney, widow of Amos Whitney, late of Boston, deceased, declined administration on her husband's estate, and requested that his father Daniel Whitney Eqr. be appointed.

30 Jan 1804, Daniel Whitney of Sherburne, Esquire, James Bancroft, Esquire, of Reading, and John Baxter of Medfield, posted bond for $10000, and Daniel Whitney was appointed administrator of the estate of Amos Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, intestate.

30 Jan 1804, Samuel Crevath, John West, and Azor G. Archbald, of Boston were appointed to take the inventory of the estate.

7 Feb 1804, the inventory was taken, amounting to $1412.15.

20 Feb 1804, inventory presented and sworn to.

11 Feb 1805, administration account.

27 Oct 1806, administration account.

8 May 1809, third administration account.

6 Jun 1811, John Bullard, for his wife Mary Bullard, and as guardian for William Scot Whitney; William Clark, for his wife Elizabeth Clark and as guardian for Daniel White Whitney and Amos Whitney, minors; and Joseph Whitney, for Catherina Whitney; heirs at law of Amos Whitney, merchant, late of Boston, deceased, requested that Aaron Whitney, yeoman, of Sherburne be appointed administrator de bonis non to the estate, where of Daniel Whitney, Esq., late of Sherburne, died administrator.

10 Jun 1811, Aaron Whitney, yeoman, of Sherburne, John Whitney, merchant, and William Hawes, merchant, both of Boston, posted bond for $100, and Aaron Whitney was appointed administrator de bonis non on the estate of Amos Whitney, late of Boston, deceased, intestate.

File #23120, William Whitney, 1808

7 Mar 1808, Samuel Whitney of Castine requested that letters of administration be granted to Joseph Whitney of Boston, woodwharfinger, on the estate of my late son William Whitney, late of Boston, deceased. Witnesses David Howe and Henry Whitney.

7 Mar 1808, Samuel Whitney of Castine, Hancock Co., Massachusetts, gentleman, sold to Joseph Whitney, of Boston, woodwharfinger, for $4468.00, all right to all property of late son William Whitney deceased, to which he was the only lawful heir, including land in Boston, and two ships called "Fox" and "Harriet". Witnesses David Howe and Henry Whitney.

28 Mar 1808, Joseph Whitney, woodwharfinger, Asa Holbrook woodwharfinger, and Joseph Tucker, housewright, all of Boston, posted bond of $10000, and Joseph Whitney was appointed administrator of the estate of William Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, intestate.

File #24006, Joseph Whitney, 1812

30 Jun 1812, Catherine Whitney declined to administer the estate of Joseph Whitney, late of Boston, deceased, and requested that Samuel A. Whitney be appointed instead.

27 Jul 1812, Samuel A. Whitney of Lincolnville, Hancock Co., merchant, Richard D. Tucker, merchant, and Samuel Parker, merchant, of Boston, posted bond of $10000, and Samuel A. Whitney was appointed administrator of the estate of Joseph Whitney, late of Boston, woodwharfinger, deceased, intestate. Joseph Peirce, Asa Holbrook, and Nicholas Peirce, all of Boston, were appointed appraisers.

27 Jul 1812, inventory was presented, amounting to $17702.00. Ordered that personal estate should be offered at a public sale.

24 May 1813, first administration account. List of debts. Petition for the appointment of commissioners to deal with the insolvency of the estate.

24 May 1813, commission of insolvency appointed: John Heard Junr., Joseph Peirce, and Joseph May, Esquires.

29 Nov 1813, commission's term extended due to absence of several creditors.

[-----] report of commissioners listing allowed debts totaling $1142.97.

30 May 1814, second administration account.

30 May 1814, distribution of the estate, creditors to be paid at 85 cents 1-3/4 mills on the dollar.

2 Jun 1814, Samuel A. Whitney of Lincolnville, merchant, Samuel Parker, merchant, and William Minot Esquire, both of Boston, posted bond of $30000, to raise $18900 from sale of real estate.

3 Jun 1814, sale of real estate to be scheduled.

30 May 1818, sale of real estate, a wharf and flats situated in Lynn Street, Boston, subject to three mortgages for $21663, scheduled for 30 Jun 1818.

File #24424, Edward T. Whitney, 1814

18 Apr 1814, Zaccheus Whitney, housewright, Jonathan Whitney, gentleman, and Peter Osgood, gentleman, all of Boston, posted bond of $600, and Zaccheus Whitney was appointed guardian of Edward Tucker Whitney, minor, under 14 years of age, son of said Zaccheus Whitney.

File #24425, Sally T. Whitney, 1814

18 Apr 1814, Zaccheus Whitney, housewright, Jonathan Whitney, gentleman, and Peter Osgood, gentleman, all of Boston, posted bond of $600, and Zaccheus Whitney was appointed guardian of Sally T. Whitney, minor, under 14 years of age, daughter of said Zaccheus Whitney.

File #24815, Joseph Whitney, 1815

25 Dec 1815, Elisha Penniman, merchant, and John Fitch, merchant, and George Bartlett, merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for $2000, and Elisha Penniman was appointed guardian of Joseph Whitney, minor, over 14, son of Joseph Whitney, late of Boston, woodwharfinger.

File #25341, John Whitney, 1817

15 Sep 1817, Clarissa Whitney, widow of John Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, requested appointment of Augustus Peabody of Boston, Esquire, as administrator of his estate.

15 Sep 1817, Augustus Peabody, Esquire, Lemuel Crackbone, merchant, and William Minot, Esquire, all of Boston, posted bond of $10000, and Augustus Peabody was appointed administrator on the estate of John Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, intestate.

[-----], John Heard Junr., Joseph Peirce, and Joseph May, all of Boston, Esquires, were appointed commissioners of insolvency.

24 Aug 1818, Samuel Dorr petitioned that he was owed at least $8000, and requested that the commission of insolvency be renewed.

24 Aug 1818, the commission was extended one month.

File #25674-25675, James Whitney and Samuel Whitney, 1818

12 Oct 1818, Jacob Whitney of Boston, baker, petitioned that a guardian be appointed for his children James Whitney and Samuel Whitney, and he was so appointed.

12 Oct 1818, Jacob Whitney, baker, Christopher Lincoln, taylor, and Cephas M. Gunn, grocer, all of Boston, posted bond of $100, for guardianship of James Whitney, minor, under 14 years of age, son of said Jacob Whitney.

12 Oct 1818, Jacob Whitney, baker, Christopher Lincoln, taylor, and Cephas M. Gunn, grocer, all of Boston, posted bond of $100, for guardianship of Samuel Whitney, minor, under 14 years of age, son of said Jacob Whitney.

File #26439, Ephraim Whitney, 1821

25 Jun 1821, Eliphalet P. Hartshorn of Boston, merchant, was requested by the widow Eunice Whitney to take administration of the estate of Ephraim Whitney, late of Boston, gentleman, and petitioned to be granted this.

25 Jun 1821, Eliphalet P. Hartshorn, merchant, John Whitney, gentleman, and Francis Southack, gentleman, all of Boston, posted bond of $2000, and Eliphalet P. Hartshorn was granted administration. Appraisers Francis Southack, Joseph D. Annable, and John Whitney, all of Boston, were appointed.

31 Jul 1821, the inventory of the estate in Ashby of Ephraim Whitney was taken by John Whitney, Richard Whitney, and Stephen Lawrence, including a farm of 170 acres, a pasture of 70 acres, and a meadow in Ashburnham of 50 acres, totaling $4141.00.

20 Aug 1821, the inventory of the estate in Boston of the late Capt. Ephraim Whitney of Boston taken by Francis Southack, Joseph D. Annable, and John Whitney, was presented and sworn to. It amounted to $1365.69, including a house in May Street.

20 Aug 1821, widow Eunis Whitney, by her attorney John Whitney, requested allowance of part of the personal estate, and she was granted $288.59.

20 Aug 1821, the inventory of the estate in Ashby of Ephraim Whitney was presented and sworn to.

20 Aug 1821, Eliphalet P. Hartshorn petitioned the court to have a sale of his personal estate.

18 Feb 1822, the administrator listed the debts owed, amounting to $2401.59. He petitioned the court to appoint a commission of insolvency, since it appeared that the assets would be insufficient to cover the debts. Joseph May and William Minot, both of Boston, were appointed commissioners.

18 Feb 1822, first administration account.

2 Sep 1822, report of commission on insolvency, Jos. May and Wm. Minot, commissioners.

9 Sep 1822, commissioners' report indicated that the debts amounted to $10570.80, the personal estate to $630.35, the widow and administrator were allowed $517.71, leaving due $5557.45. The real estate was appraised at $5141.00. Administrator petitioned to sell the real estate.

14 Oct 1822, extension of deadline for commission.

23 Dec 1822, further commisstioners' report. Debts now $5908.23.

12 Mar 1823, Eliphalet P. Hartshorn, merchant, Francis Southack, gentleman, and Ebenezer Ellis, merchant, all of Boston posted bond for $5000, for the sale of real estate to raise $4457.45 plus $30.00.

22 Sep 1823, administrator's second account.

6 Oct 1823, partial distribution to creditors.

File #27032, Ethan Whitney, 1823

12 Aug 1823, Betsey Whitney of Boston,widow of Ethan Whitney, late of Boston, victualler, deceased, intestate, petitioned for administration on his estate.

25 Aug 1823, Betsey M. Whitney, widow, Dan Thompson, organ builder, and Joshua Kibbe, trader, all of Boston, posted bond of $200, and Betsey M. Whitney was named administrator. Abram Moore, Dan Thompson, and Josiah Kibbe, all of Boston, were appointed appraisers of the estate.

30 Aug 1823, inventory taken by Abram Moore, Dan Thompson, and Josiah Kibbe, all of Boston, amounting to $43.90.

1 Sep 1823, inventory presented and sworn to; the estate appeared insolvent, and widow Betsey Whitney allowed $43.90 of personal estate for her needs.

File #27653, Benjamin D. Whitney, 1825

20 Jun 1825, Asa Whitney, merchant, as principal, with Daniel Hammond and George W. Crocker, merchants, as sureties, all of Boston, posted bond for $10000, and Asa Whitney was named guardian of Benjamin D. Whitney of Boston, minor over 14 years of age, son of the said Asa Whitney.

29 Mar 1827, Benjamin D. Whitney, a minor over the age of 14, residing in Northborough, MA, chose Waldo Flint to be his guardian.

9 Apr 1827, Waldo Flint, esquire, Mary Whitney, widow, and Henry B. Stone, merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for $16000, and Waldo Flint was named guardian of Benjamin D. Whitney, minor over 14 years of age, son of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased.

9 Apr 1827, Horatio M. Willis, Pliny Cutler, and Daniel Hammond, all of Boston, were appointed to appraise the estate of Benjamin D. Whitney, a minor.

14 Jul 1827, inventory of estate of Benjamin D. Whitney, consisting of an undivided 1/6 part of a farm with buildings in Brookline, late belonging to Asa Whitney, father of said minor, subject to the widow's dower, amounting to $1040.00.

16 Jul 1827, inventory was presented and sworn to.

See also File #28263 below.

File #27906, Asa Whitney, 1826

13 Mar 1826, Mary Whitney, widow, Pliny Cutler, and Daniel Hammond, merchants, all of Boston, posted bond of $50000, and Mary Whitney was named administratrix of the estate of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased. Nathl. Murdock, Joshua C. Clark, and Joseph Goddard, were appointed appraisers of his estate in Norfolk County.

13 Mar 1826, Henry Williams, David Stoddard, and Levi Bartlett were appointed to take the inventory of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, Merchant, in Suffolk County.

7 Jun 1826, Henry Williams, David Stoddard, and Levi Bartlett, presented an inventory amounting to $6684.51, including shares in various organizations and institutions.

12 June 1826, the inventory of the estate of Asa Whitney, merchant, late of Boston, deceased, taken by Nathl. Murdock, Joshua C. Clark, and Joseph Goddard, was presented and sworn to. It included a farm in Brookline with buildings, $9500.00, and personal estate, $3855.65.

16 Apr 1827, first administration account; balance on hand $36163.23. Consented to by Waldo Flint, guardian to the minor children of the late Mr. Asa Whitney.

16 Apr 1827, distribution of the estate. To Mary Whitney, widow of the deceased, for her 1/3, $12054.41. To Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, Sarah Whitney, Catherine D. Whitney, and Benjamin D. Whitney, children and heirs of said deceased, each $4018.136.

11 Jun 1827, dower rights of Mary Whitney in the real estate determined by Nathl. Murdock, Joshua C. Clark, and Joseph Goddard, and consented to by Waldo Flint, guardian of the six children.

19 May 1828, second administration account; balance on hand $26740.18. Consented to by Waldo Flint, guardian to the minor children of the late Mr. Asa Whitney.

19 May 1828, distribution of the estate. To Mary Whitney, widow of the deceased, for her 1/3, $8913.393. To each child, $2971.131.

13 Jan 1834, third administration account; balance on hand $7975.90. Consented to by Benjamin D. Whitney and Waldo Flint, guardian of all the minor children. Petition for distribution. Distribution. To Mary Whitney, widow, $2658.63; to each of the children $886.21.

File #28262, Asa H. Whitney, 1827

9 Apr 1827, Waldo Flint, esquire, Mary Whitney, widow, and Henry B. Stone, merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for $40000, and Waldo Flint was named guardian of Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, Sarah Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, minors under the age of 14 and children of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased.

9 Apr 1827, Horatio M. Willis, Pliny Cutler, and Daniel Hammond, were appointed to appraise the estate of Asa H. Whitney of Boston, a minor.

14 Jul 1827, inventory of estate of Asa H. Whitney, consisting of an undivided 1/6 part of a farm with buildings in Brookline, late belonging to Asa Whitney, father of said minor, subject to the widow's dower, amounting to $1040.00.

16 Jul 1827, inventory of Asa H. Whitney was presented and sworn to.

5 Feb 1828, Waldo Flint, Esquire, as principal, with Henry B. Stone, gentleman, as surety, both of Boston, and John Clapp of Leicester, gave bond for $12000, and Waldo Flint, guardian of Benjamin D. Whitney, Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, children and heirs of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, was authorized to sell all the real estate in Brookline.

File #28263, Benjamin D. Whitney, 1827

For Benjamin D. Whitney, see File #27653 above.

5 Feb 1828, Waldo Flint, Esquire, as principal, with Henry B. Stone, gentleman, as surety, both of Boston, and John Clapp of Leicester, gave bond for $12000, and Waldo Flint, guardian of Benjamin D. Whitney, Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, children and heirs of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, was authorized to sell all the real estate in Brookline.

File #28264, Catharine D. Whitney, 1827

9 Apr 1827, Waldo Flint, esquire, Mary Whitney, widow, and Henry B. Stone, merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for $40000, and Waldo Flint was named guardian of Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, Sarah Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, minors under the age of 14 and children of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased.

9 Apr 1827, Horatio M. Willis, Pliny Cutler, and Daniel Hammond, were appointed to appraise the estate of Catherine D. Whitney of Boston, a minor.

14 Jul 1827, inventory of estate of Catherine D. Whitney, consisting of an undivided 1/6 part of a farm with buildings in Brookline, late belonging to Asa Whitney, father of said minor, subject to the widow's dower, amounting to $1040.00.

16 Jul 1827, inventory of Catherine D. Whitney was presented and sworn to.

5 Feb 1828, Waldo Flint, Esquire, as principal, with Henry B. Stone, gentleman, as surety, both of Boston, and John Clapp of Leicester, gave bond for $12000, and Waldo Flint, guardian of Benjamin D. Whitney, Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, children and heirs of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, was authorized to sell all the real estate in Brookline.

File #28265, Emily Whitney, 1827

9 Apr 1827, Waldo Flint, esquire, Mary Whitney, widow, and Henry B. Stone, merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for $40000, and Waldo Flint was named guardian of Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, Sarah Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, minors under the age of 14 and children of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased.

9 Apr 1827, Horatio M. Willis, Pliny Cutler, and Daniel Hammond, were appointed to appraise the estate of Emily Whitney of Boston, a minor.

14 Jul 1827, inventory of estate of Emily Whitney, consisting of an undivided 1/6 part of a farm with buildings in Brookline, late belonging to Asa Whitney, father of said minor, subject to the widow's dower, amounting to $1040.00.

16 Jul 1827, inventory of Emily Whitney was presented and sworn to.

5 Feb 1828, Waldo Flint, Esquire, as principal, with Henry B. Stone, gentleman, as surety, both of Boston, and John Clapp of Leicester, gave bond for $12000, and Waldo Flint, guardian of Benjamin D. Whitney, Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, children and heirs of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, was authorized to sell all the real estate in Brookline.

File #28266, Mary Whitney, 1827

9 Apr 1827, Waldo Flint, esquire, Mary Whitney, widow, and Henry B. Stone, merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for $40000, and Waldo Flint was named guardian of Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, Sarah Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, minors under the age of 14 and children of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased.

9 Apr 1827, Horatio M. Willis, Pliny Cutler, and Daniel Hammond, were appointed to appraise the estate of Mary Whitney of Boston, a minor.

14 Jul 1827, inventory of estate of Mary Whitney, consisting of an undivided 1/6 part of a farm with buildings in Brookline, late belonging to Asa Whitney, father of said minor, subject to the widow's dower, amounting to $1040.00.

16 Jul 1827, inventory of Mary Whitney was presented and sworn to.

5 Feb 1828, Waldo Flint, Esquire, as principal, with Henry B. Stone, gentleman, as surety, both of Boston, and John Clapp of Leicester, gave bond for $12000, and Waldo Flint, guardian of Benjamin D. Whitney, Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, children and heirs of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, was authorized to sell all the real estate in Brookline.

File #28267, Sarah Whitney, 1827

9 Apr 1827, Waldo Flint, esquire, Mary Whitney, widow, and Henry B. Stone, merchant, all of Boston, posted bond for $40000, and Waldo Flint was named guardian of Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, Sarah Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, minors under the age of 14 and children of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased.

9 Apr 1827, Horatio M. Willis, Pliny Cutler, and Daniel Hammond, were appointed to appraise the estate of Sarah Whitney of Boston, a minor.

14 Jul 1827, inventory of estate of Sarah Whitney, consisting of an undivided 1/6 part of a farm with buildings in Brookline, late belonging to Asa Whitney, father of said minor, subject to the widow's dower, amounting to $1040.00.

16 Jul 1827, inventory of Sarah Whitney was presented and sworn to.

5 Feb 1828, Waldo Flint, Esquire, as principal, with Henry B. Stone, gentleman, as surety, both of Boston, and John Clapp of Leicester, gave bond for $12000, and Waldo Flint, guardian of Benjamin D. Whitney, Mary Whitney, Emily Whitney, Asa H. Whitney, and Catherine D. Whitney, children and heirs of Asa Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, was authorized to sell all the real estate in Brookline.

File #28459, Catharine F. Whitney, 1827

29 Oct 1827, Benj. Slack of Needham petitioned to be appointed guardian to Sarah Whitney, Mary Slack Whitney, and Helen Augusta Whitney, minors over age 14, and Hannah Holbrook Whitney and Catharine Fisk Whitney, minors under age 14, children of John Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, by request of their relatives.

29 Oct 1827, Benjamin Slack Esquire, of Needham, John W. Slack, gentleman, of Needham, and William P.Whitney, merchant, of Boston, posted bond for $2000, and Benjamin Slack was made guardian of Hannah Holbrook Whitney and Catharine Fisk Whitney, minors under age 14, children of John Whitney of Boston, merchant, deceased.

File #28460, Hannah H. Whitney, 1827

29 Oct 1827, Benj. Slack of Needham petitioned to be appointed guardian to Sarah Whitney, Mary Slack Whitney, and Helen Augusta Whitney, minors over age 14, and Hannah Holbrook Whitney and Catharine Fisk Whitney, minors under age 14, children of John Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, by request of their relatives.

29 Oct 1827, Benjamin Slack Esquire, of Needham, John W. Slack, gentleman, of Needham, and William P.Whitney, merchant, of Boston, posted bond for $2000, and Benjamin Slack was made guardian of Hannah Holbrook Whitney and Catharine Fisk Whitney, minors under age 14, children of John Whitney of Boston, merchant, deceased.

File #28461, Helen A. Whitney, 1827

29 Oct 1827, Benj. Slack of Needham petitioned to be appointed guardian to Sarah Whitney, Mary Slack Whitney, and Helen Augusta Whitney, minors over age 14, and Hannah Holbrook Whitney and Catharine Fisk Whitney, minors under age 14, children of John Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, by request of their relatives.

29 Oct 1827, Helen A. Whitney, of Boston, minor over age 14, daughter of John Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, chose Benjamin Slack of Needham as guardian.

29 Oct 1827, Benjamin Slack Esquire, of Needham, John W. Slack, gentleman, of Needham, and William P.Whitney, merchant, of Boston, posted bond for $2000, and Benjamin Slack was made guardian of Sarah Whitney, Mary Slack Whitney, and Helen Augusta Whitney, minors over age 14, children of John Whitney of Boston, merchant, deceased.

File #28462, Mary S. Whitney, 1827

29 Oct 1827, Benj. Slack of Needham petitioned to be appointed guardian to Sarah Whitney, Mary Slack Whitney, and Helen Augusta Whitney, minors over age 14, and Hannah Holbrook Whitney and Catharine Fisk Whitney, minors under age 14, children of John Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, by request of their relatives.

29 Oct 1827, Mary S. Whitney, of Boston, minor over age 14, daughter of John Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, chose Benjamin Slack of Needham as guardian.

29 Oct 1827, Benjamin Slack Esquire, of Needham, John W. Slack, gentleman, of Needham, and William P.Whitney, merchant, of Boston, posted bond for $2000, and Benjamin Slack was made guardian of Sarah Whitney, Mary Slack Whitney, and Helen Augusta Whitney, minors over age 14, children of John Whitney of Boston, merchant, deceased.

File #28463, Sarah Whitney, 1827

29 Oct 1827, Benj. Slack of Needham petitioned to be appointed guardian to Sarah Whitney, Mary Slack Whitney, and Helen Augusta Whitney, minors over age 14, and Hannah Holbrook Whitney and Catharine Fisk Whitney, minors under age 14, children of John Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, by request of their relatives.

29 Oct 1827, Sarah Whitney, of Boston, minor over age 14, daughter of John Whitney, late of Boston, merchant, deceased, chose Benjamin Slack of Needham as guardian.

29 Oct 1827, Benjamin Slack Esquire, of Needham, John W. Slack, gentleman, of Needham, and William P.Whitney, merchant, of Boston, posted bond for $2000, and Benjamin Slack was made guardian of Sarah Whitney, Mary Slack Whitney, and Helen Augusta Whitney, minors over age 14, children of John Whitney of Boston, merchant, deceased.

File #28735, John Whitney, 1828

25 Aug 1828, Silence Whitney, of Boston, widow of John Whitney, late of Boston, victualler, deceased, petitioned to be granted administration on his estate.

25 Aug 1828, Silence Whitney, widow, Jonathan Prescott, turner, and Willard Clough, trader, all of Boston, gave bond for $200, and Silence Whitney was named administratrix. Jonathan Prescott, Willard Clough, and Seth Wellington were named appraisers.

27 Sep 1828, inventory taken by Jona. Prescott, Willard Clough, and Seth Wellington, amounting to $84.24.

13 Oct 1828, inventory sworn to.

13 Oct 1828, Silence Whitney petitioned to sell the personal estate.

15 Dec 1828, Silence Whitney said the estate would be insolvent, but she petitioned for an allowance from the personal estate. She was allowed $84.24.

File #29904, Alfred A. Whitney, 1832

28 May 1832, Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, petitioned to be appointed guardian of George H. Whitney, Elizabeth D. Whitney, and Alfred A. Whitney, minors over age 14, and Norman Whitney and Davis S. Whitney, minors under age 14, children of the petitioner.

28 May 1832, Salmon Whitney, merchant, Francis Baker, trader, and Daniel Cummings, trader, all of Boston, posted bond for $200, and Salmon was named guardian of the five minor children.

28 May 1832, Alfred A. WHitney, a minor over age 14, son of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, chose his father Salmon Whitney to be his guardian concerning any estate accruing to him in right of his grandfather Davis Sumner, late of Milton, trader, deceased.

28 May 1832, Phineas Capen, Laban Adams, and Noah Coombs were appointed to take the inventory, and were sworn.

28 May 1832, inventory presented of the estate of Alfred A. Whitney, a minor, son of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant: one undivided 45th part of a certain parcel of real estate in Bellingham, valued at $900, so Alfred's share was $20.00. Signed by Phins. capen, Laban Adams, and Noah Coombs.

File #29905, Davis S. Whitney, 1832

28 May 1832, Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, petitioned to be appointed guardian of George H. Whitney, Elizabeth D. Whitney, and Alfred A. Whitney, minors over age 14, and Norman Whitney and Davis S. Whitney, minors under age 14, children of the petitioner.

28 May 1832, Salmon Whitney, merchant, Francis Baker, trader, and Daniel Cummings, trader, all of Boston, posted bond for $200, and Salmon was named guardian of the five minor children.

28 May 1832, Phineas Capen, Laban Adams, and Noah Coombs were appointed to take the inventory of Davis Sumner Whitney of Boston, a minor, son of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, deceased, and were sworn.

28 May 1832, inventory presented of the estate of Davis S. Whitney, a minor, son of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant: one undivided 45th part of a certain parcel of real estate in Bellingham, valued at $900, so Davis's share was $20.00. Signed by Phins. capen, Laban Adams, and Noah Coombs.

File #29906, Elizabeth D. Whitney, 1832

28 May 1832, Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, petitioned to be appointed guardian of George H. Whitney, Elizabeth D. Whitney, and Alfred A. Whitney, minors over age 14, and Norman Whitney and Davis S. Whitney, minors under age 14, children of the petitioner.

28 May 1832, Salmon Whitney, merchant, Francis Baker, trader, and Daniel Cummings, trader, all of Boston, posted bond for $200, and Salmon was named guardian of the five minor children.

28 May 1832, Elizabeth D. Whitney, a minor over age 14, daughter of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, chose her father Salmon Whitney to be her guardian concerning any estate accruing to her in right of his grandfather Davis Sumner, late of Milton, trader, deceased.

28 May 1832, Phineas Capen, Laban Adams, and Noah Coombs were appointed to take the inventory of Elizabeth D. Whitney of Boston, a minor, daughter of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, deceased, and were sworn.

28 May 1832, inventory presented of the estate of Elizabeth D. Whitney, a minor, daughter of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant: one undivided 45th part of a certain parcel of real estate in Bellingham, valued at $900, so Elizabeth's share was $20.00. Signed by Phins. capen, Laban Adams, and Noah Coombs.

File #29907, George H. Whitney, 1832

28 May 1832, Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, petitioned to be appointed guardian of George H. Whitney, Elizabeth D. Whitney, and Alfred A. Whitney, minors over age 14, and Norman Whitney and Davis S. Whitney, minors under age 14, children of the petitioner.

28 May 1832, Salmon Whitney, merchant, Francis Baker, trader, and Daniel Cummings, trader, all of Boston, posted bond for $200, and Salmon was named guardian of the five minor children.

28 May 1832, George H. WHitney, a minor over age 14, son of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, chose his father Salmon Whitney to be his guardian concerning any estate accruing to him in right of his grandfather Davis Sumner, late of Milton, trader, deceased.

28 May 1832, Phineas Capen, Laban Adams, and Noah Coombs were appointed to take the inventory of George H. Whitney of Boston, a minor, son of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, deceased, and were sworn.

28 May 1832, inventory presented of the estate of George H. Whitney, a minor, son of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant: one undivided 45th part of a certain parcel of real estate in Bellingham, valued at $900, so George's share was $20.00. Signed by Phins. capen, Laban Adams, and Noah Coombs.

File #29908, Norman Whitney, 1832

28 May 1832, Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, petitioned to be appointed guardian of George H. Whitney, Elizabeth D. Whitney, and Alfred A. Whitney, minors over age 14, and Norman Whitney and Davis S. Whitney, minors under age 14, children of the petitioner.

28 May 1832, Salmon Whitney, merchant, Francis Baker, trader, and Daniel Cummings, trader, all of Boston, posted bond for $200, and Salmon was named guardian of the five minor children.

28 May 1832, Phineas Capen, Laban Adams, and Noah Coombs were appointed to take the inventory of Norman Whitney of Boston, a minor, son of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant, deceased, and were sworn.

28 May 1832, inventory presented of the estate of Norman Whitney, a minor, son of Salmon Whitney of Boston, merchant: one undivided 45th part of a certain parcel of real estate in Bellingham, valued at $900, so Norman's share was $20.00. Signed by Phins. capen, Laban Adams, and Noah Coombs.

File #31466, John Whitney, 1837

John's will, dated 20 Jan 1837, mentions his pew No. 48 in the Church of the Holy Cross , Boston, which he gives equally to his son John Whitney, Jr., Thomas Whitney, and Catherine Moreland, or to any of them who occupy it. Residue of estate was given to son John Whitney, one third for his own use, the other two thirds to be held in trust for said son Thomas and daughter Catherine. To Catherine he gave the household furniture. Son John Whitney to be sole executor. Codicil, trustee to deduct $400 from daughter Catherine's share, to be invested in the name of grandson John M. Moreland until age 21. Dated 20 Jan 1837. Witnesses Josiah P. Cooke, Theophilus P. Kendall, and Jacob Fellows.

13 Feb 1837, John Whitney of Boston, gentleman, petitioned to be named executor of the will of John Whitney of Boston, laborer, together with a codicil annexed.

27 Feb 1837, John Whitney, gentleman, Theophilus P. Kendall, trader, and James L. Fowler, pilot, all of Boston, posted bond of $10000, and John Whitney was appointed executor.

27 Feb 1837, Richard G. Wait, gentleman, Theophilus P. Kendall, grocer, and Joseph Jones Jr., sailmaker, all of Boston, were appointed appraisers.

13 Mar 1837, inventory taken by Richard G. Wait, Joseph Jones Jr., and Theophilus P. Kendall. Real estate, $2500 (a lot of land and wooden house at Gibbs Lane and Lane Place in Boston); personal estate, $154; other assets, $5585. Presented and sworn to.

13 Mar 1837, John Whitney, executor of the will of John Whitney of Boston, laborer, petitioned to sell the personal estate.

26 Mar 1838, Catherine Moreland, an heir of John Whitney, late of Boston, deceased, testate, requested that John Whitney, the executor, render his account. Signed by Edw. Croft Jr., her attorney.

23 Apr 1838, first executor's account. Approved 14 May 1838.

14 May 1838, Theophilus P.Kendall petitioned for administration de bonis non with will annexed on the estate, the executor John Whitney having become incompetent, leaving goods and estate not yet administered upon.

14 May 1838, the only persons interested in the estate, John Whitney, Catherine Phillips, Edwd. Croft Jr. (attorney of P. Phillips, husband of C. Phillips), and Catherine Phillips (attorney for Thomas Whitney), acknowleged notice of petition of Kendall for administration.

14 May 1838, trustee's accounts for Catherine Morin, now Catherine Phillips, and for Thomas Whitney.

14 May 1838, petition of Patrick Phillips and wife Catherine, by Edw. Craft Jr., their attorney, that John Whitney be removed as executor. Petition was granted, and John Whitney was removed.

28 May 1838, Theophilus P. Kendall, merchant, William Lawrence, trader, and Harry C. Henry, trader, all of Boston, posted bond for $10000, and Theophilus P. Kendall was appointed administrator of the estate of John Whitney of Boston, laborer, deceased, not already administered, and Theophilus P. Kendall was so appointed with will annexed.

28 May 1838, Newell A. Thompson, William Lawrence, and Timothy C. Kendall, all of Boston, were appointed appraisers.

11 Jun 1838, inventory exhibited and sworn to, amounting to $2100 real estate, and $4308.92 personal estate.

1 Mar 1841, first administrator's account. Agreed to by John Whitney, Catherine Phillips, Patrick Phillips, and Theophilus P. Kendall, administrator of the estate of brother Thomas Whitney, deceased.

14 Sep 1851, George S. Hale, guardian of Thomas H. Phillips, minor, of Boston, sole heir of Catherine Phillips deceased, and administrator of John Morin alias John M. Morland complained of no account rendered by Theophilus P. Kendall, administrator de bonis non with will annexed of John Whitney of Boston, laborer, deceased, intestate.

22 Sep 1851, petitioners accused Theophilus P. Kendall of failing to approve and settle his account, and his administrator's bond was given to the petitioners to be put in suit against him.

20 Oct 1851, Theophilus P. Kendall was ordered to appear and show cause why his bond should not be given to George S. Hale.

20 Oct 1851, Theophilus P. Kendall could not be found and the court's demand for his appearance could not be served.

8 Dec 1851, Theophilus P. Kendall cited to appear and citation served.

18 Oct 1852, Theophilus P. Kendall was cited to appear and show cause why he should not be removed and George S. Hale of Boston be appointed instead as administrator de bonis non with will annexed.

25 Oct 1851, Theophilus P. Kendall appeared, and was removed, and George S. Hale was appointed administrator de bonis non with will annexed.

1 May 1854, George S. Hale, as principal, ahd John Codman and Francis E. Parker as sureties, all of Boston, gave bond of $3000, and George S. Hale was appointed as administrator de bonis non with will annexed.

1 May 1854, Alexander J. Andrews, Thomas Russell, and Nathan C. Cary were appointed appraisers.

5 May 1856, George S. Hale petitioned that a guardian at litem be appointed for Thomas H. Phillips.

14 Jul 1856, first and final administration account.

5 May 1856, inventory taken by A. J. Andrews, N. C. Cary, and Thomas Russell, presented, amounting to $1781.01 personal estate, and no real estate.

File #31999, Moses Whitney, 1838

19 Nov 1838, petition of Lydia Whitney of Boston, widow, that her husband Moses Whitney, late of Boston, watchmanker, had died Sep 1838 in St. Louis, MO, and that she be granted administration on his goods and estate in Boston.

19 Nov 1838, Lydia Whitney, widow of Boston, and James Russell of West Cambridge and Ammi C. Teel of Cambrdige, gentlemen, posted bond of $500, and Lydia was appointed administratrix.

19 Nov 1838, James Hill Junior, Isaac A. Coolidge, and Samuel H. Cook were appointed appraisers.

19 Mar 1839, James Hill, Jr., Saml. H. Cook, and I. A. Coolidge, appraised the estate, amounting to $58.50 personal estate, no real estate.

13 May 1839, inventory presented and sworn to. The widow petitioned for an allowance, and was granted $58.50 of his personal estate.

13 May 1839, first administration account.

File #32071, Jonathan Whitney, 1839

18 Feb 1839, widow Esther G. Whitney declined administration on the estate of her late husband Jonathan Whitney, late of Boston, gentleman, and requested that Jonathan Whitney of Boston, merchant, be appointed. Witness, Mary W. Whitney.

25 Feb 1839, Jonathan Whitney of Boston, merchant, petitioned the court, that Jonathan Whitney of Boston, gentleman, late of Boston, died 22 Jan 1839, and that he was suggested by the widow to take administration on her husband's estate.

25 Feb 1839, Jonathan Whitney, merchant, and Thomas Austin, mason, both of Boston, and William P. Matchett, merchant, of Brighton, posted bond of $100000, and Jonathan Whitney was appointed administrator of the estate of Jonathan Whitney, late of Boston, gentleman.

25 Feb 1839, Francis R. Bigelow of Boston, gentleman, wrote the court about Jonathan Whitney voting at the Old Court House, Boston, on 12 Nov 1838.

25 Feb 1839, Thomas A. Dexter, George Hallett, and Charles Wells were appointed appraisers.

20 May 1839, inventory presented and sworn to, amounting to $70693.34 real estate and $15560.02 personal estate.

24 Feb 1840, first administration account. The widow and heirs at law concurred: Esther G. Whitney, Esther G. Whitney, Mary W. Whitney, Elizabeth I. Whitney, and Frances S. Whitney.

File #32313, Josiah Whitney, 1839

28 Oct 1839, creditors of the estate of Josiah Whitney petitioned for administration, stating that the nearest relative is a brother of more than 70 years of age, and unwilling to take upon himself the administration; that his lawful creditor is a resident of Savannah, GA; that the principal part of his property was [?apya?]ed beforee his death, and that only a small balance of probably less than $1000 remains to be administered upon. Signed Aaron Bancroft and N. Parsons, Pres.

28 Oct 1839, Geo. W. Phillips of Boston, attorney at law, petitioned for administration on the estate of Josiah Whitney late of Boston, merchant, at the request of the principal creditors. Petition granted 11 Nov 1839.

11 Nov 1839, George W. Phillips, attorney at law, as principal, and Sally Phillips, widow, and Thomas W. Phillips, esquire, as sureties, all of Boston, posted bond for $2000, and George W. Phillips was appointed administrator of the estate of Josiah Whitney late of Boston, merchant.

11 Nov 1839, Charles T. Murdock, Augustus Lovett, and Grenville T. Phillips, all of Boston, were appointed appraisers of estate in Boston.

21 Nov 1839, inventory of estate in Boston taken.

11 Feb 1840, David P. Mann, Benjamin Fay, yeomen, and Samuel Harrington, esquire, all of Westborough, were appointed appraisers of estate in Worcester Co.

17 Feb 1840, inventory of estate in Worcester Co. presented and sworn to, amounting to $5760.00 real estate and $87.00 personal estate.

17 Feb 1840, inventory of estate in Boston presented and sworn to, amounting to $107.65, all personal estate.

24 Feb 1840, administrator's first account.

16 Mar 1840, estate estimated to be insolvent, and petition made to appoint commissioners of insolvency.

16 Mar 1840, Joseph May and Benjamin Rand esquires appointed commissioners of insolvency.

19 Oct 1840, petition by George William Phillips, administrator, to sell the real estate.

26 Oct 1840, delay of commissioners report because Halsey and Hartding, creditors in Savannah, GA, need more time to prove their claims against the estate.

16 Nov 1840, sale of real estate authorized.

23 Nov 1840, report of commissioners of insolvency.

11 Jul 1842, second administrator's account.

6 Feb 1843, creditors' receipts.

1 Jan 1849, third administrator's account.

File #32566, Thomas Whitney, 1840

20 Jul 1840, the next of kin, brothers and sisters of Thomas Whitney, deceased, a mariner on board the United States frigate Columbia, request that Theophilus P. Kendall be appointed to administer his estate. Signed John Whitney, Catharine Phillips, and Patrick Phillps.

20 Jul 1840, Theophilus P. Kendall of Boston, merchant, petitioned to be granted administration on the estate of Thomas Whitney, a mariner on board the United States frigate Columbia, who had died at sea in August last [i.e. Aug 1839].

20 Jul 1840, Theophilus P. Kendall, merchant, as principal, with Wm. Lawrence, trader, and Joseph Sargent, tinman, as sureties, all of Boston, posted bond of $300, and Theophilus P. Kendall was appointed administrator of the estate of Thomas Whitney, late of Boston, mariner, on board the United States frigate Columbia, deceased, intestate.

18 Jan 1841, Theophilus P. Kendall presented and swore to the inventory, consisting of $133.55 in cash received from the United States Treasury, being the balance of his wages due said deceased as a seaman on board the U.S. frigate Columbia.


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