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Collection TitleCL 102 Chemung County Surrogate Court RecordsCreatorBooth Library
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Petition for Letters of Administration from Bess Breese regarding the estate of Seymour A. Breese, filed December 1, 1933.Document012007
Order Appointing Appraiser in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of Seymour A Breese. John L. Fiester, Chemung County Treasurer, is appointed the appraiser, filed January 22, 1934.Document012008
Petition for the Appointment of Appraiser in the matter of the appraisment of the estate of Seymour A. Breese, filed January 8, 1934.Document012009
An appraisal for the Estate Tax Law in the matter of the estate of Seymour A. Breese was held by John Fiester on January 23, 1934. Document012010
Return and Schdules/Inventory is a report containing general information, several schedules, an inventory and an appriasal done by Herbert A. Hammond and Harry B. Brown. Inventory and appraisal dated December 13, 1933. The Retuan and Schedules are dated March 10, 1934.Document012011
Order NO Tax in the matter of the appraisement of the estate of Seymour A. Breese, filed April 13, 1934.Document012012
Petition in the matter of Bess Bress for the discharge of her official bond as administratrix of the estate of Seymour A. Breese, filed August 13, 1934.Document012013
Waiver and Consent for the estate of Seymour A. Breese from daughter Dorothy Greiff giving her mother, Bess Breese, permission to collect the interest on fifty shares Preferred Stock of International Harvest Company, Inc. and use it for her own support so long as she did not sell said shares without consent in writing, July 2, 1934.Document012014
Order discharging official bond of administratrix and sureties thereon in the matter of the Petition of Bess Breese for the estate of Seymour A. Breese, filed August 13, 1934.Document012015
Waiver of Citation proving the last Will and Testament of Clement D. Bainbridge, April 20, 1937.Document012101
Testate Estate of Clement D. Bainbridge stating letter went to persoanl representative Elizabeth Monks Bainbridge on April 20, 1937.Document012102
Proofs: Sworn testimony of James W. Davis and George S. Sheppard stating they were witnesses to the last Will and Testament of Clement D. Bainbridge, April 20, 1937.Document012103
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Clement D. Bainbridge, April 20, 1937.Document012104
Petition for Probate in the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of Clement D. Bainbridge. Elizabeth Monks Bainbridge is sole executrix, April 12, 1935. Document012105
Waiver of Citation in the matter of the proving of the last Will and Testament of Clement D. Bainbridge, signed by Mary B. Cowell, notarized March 22, 1937.Document012106
Waiver of Citation in the matter of the proving of the last Will and Testament of Clement D. Bainbridge, signed by Bainbridge Colby, notarized April 14, 1937.Document012107
Waiver of Citation in the matter of the proving of the last Will and Testament of Clement D. Bainbridge, signed by Lisa (?) (Mrs. Augustus)Thomas, notarized March 20, 1937.Docoument012108
Receipt, Release and Waiver in the matter of the estate of John J. Fitzpatrick. Julia McCarthy acknowledges that John P. Finn, as Administrator of goods, chattels and credits, has satisfactorily aaccounted for all moneys and property held by him as such administrator, June 17, 1936.Document012201
Receipt, Release and Waiver in the matter of the estate of John J. Fitzpatrick. John Finn, Administrator of goods, chattels and credits, states he has satisfactorily accounted for all moneys and property held by him as such administrator, June 16, 1936.Document012202
Receipt, Release and Waiver in the matter of the estate of John J. Fitzpatrick. Elizabeth Moore acknowledges that John P. Finn, as Administrator of goods, chattels and credits, has satisfactorily aaccounted for all moneys and property held by him as such administrator, June 17, 1936.Document012203
Receipt, Release and Waiver in the matter of the estate of John J. Fitapatrick. Abbie Webster states that John P. Finn has satisfactorily accounted for all moneys and property held by him as administrator, June 20, 1936.Document012204
Oder Dicharging Administrator in the matter of the final Judicial Settlement of the accounts of John P. Finn, as Administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of John J. Fitzpatrick, September 3, 1936.Document012205
Petition for Letters of Administration in the matter of the petition of John P. Finn, for letters of administration of John J. Fitzpatrick, filed November 15, 1935.Document012206
Intestate Estate of John J. Fitzpatrick states letter was sent to John P. Finn on November 15, 1935.Document012207
John p. Finn states there was no inventory of the estate of John J. Fitzpatrick filed in the office of the Surrogate. The personal estate was appraised by appraisers appointed by the Surrogate for that purpose and amounted to the sum of $1291.00. Stated June 16, 1936. Document012208
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