by Luisa  09/05/2018  2 Comments  105 Page Views
Wills, probate, letters of administration, powers of attorney
Good afternoon,

wondering if someone might have an explanation. This relates to research I'm doing on a local dignitary.

A man died in 1878. The month after, the executors of his will filed for probate and AFAIK it all went through OK. He had a widow and a son who was not yet adult. The executors were each willed a gold coin for their efforts.

Then 8 years later the same 2 executors filed a 'claim' on a piece of real estate on the grounds they were his executors.

Can someone explain what this might mean? Was it perhaps a piece of land he owned that they didn't know about at the time? Or were they laying claim to part of his estate off his widow?

I have had no success tracing the early history of the land as the old paper deeds are either missing or illegible.

I would appreciate any direction.