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one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing

deceased familiar with signature having

frequently seen write name as well as

other matters; that carefully examined the foregoing

signature and verily believe to be in

own proper handwriting

and subscribed ^

before me, the above date. >
Deputy Register. J

9. DECREE OF PROBATE.

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA,

City and County of Philadelphia

Be it Remembered, That on the day of

A. D. 192 , before me, , Register of

Wills for the City and County aforesaid, after due proof and
hearing had, according to the Laws of the said State, IT IS
ORDERED AND DECREED, that the last Will and Testa-
ment late of said City and County,

deceased, be duly admitted to probate and filed of record in the
office of the Register of Wills of the said City and County.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand, the day and year above written.

Register



FORMS 10, ii 503

10. PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION.
358.

TO , ESQ.,

Register of Wills for the

County of Philadelphia, in the

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In the matter of the Administration of the Goods, Chattels,
Rights and Credits of Deceased

The Petition of respectfully showeth that

was a Citizen of United States and a resident of Philadelphia
County, State of Pennsylvania, and departed this life intestate

at number in the County of and State

of on the day of A. D. 19

a t o'clock M. That the said

deceased left surviving the following named widow

or husband, heirs and next of kin, to wit :

(Relationship) (Residence)

and no other next of kin.

The said intestate was possessed of Goods, Chattels, Rights and

Credits, to the value of $ and of real estate (less in-

cumbrance) to the value of $ as near as can be ascer-
tained, situated as follows: Therefore the said

respectfully appl for Letters of

Administration upon the Goods, Chattels, Rights

and Credits, of which said died possessed. Dated

A. D. 19

Philadelphia County, ss:

named in the above application, being duly-



according to law say that the matters and things set forth in the

foregoing Petition are true to the best of knowledge

and belief.

and subscribed before me, at

Philadelphia, A. D. 19 ^

Deputy Register ?



J (Signatures)

ii. BOND AND OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR. 381-3.

Know all men by these Presents, That we are

held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
in the sum of dollars, to be paid to the said



504 FORMS ii

Commonwealth : To which payment well and truly to be made,
we bind ourselves, jointly and severally, for and in the whole, our

heirs, executors and administrators, and each and

every of them, firmly by these presents.

Sealed with our seals. Dated the day of

in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and =

(19..,.)-

The Condition of this Obligation is, That if the above bounden
Administrat of all and singular the



Goods, Chattels and Credits of - deceased, do make,
or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and sing-
ular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased, which
have come or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge
of the said Administrat - , or into the hands and possession
of any other person or persons, for - and the same
so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the REGISTER'S
OFFICE, in the County of Philadelphia, within thirty days from
the date hereof, and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and
all other the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased,
at the time of - death, which at any time after
shall come to the hands and possession of the said Administrat ,
or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons
for - do well and truly administer according
to law. And further do make or cause to be made, a just and
true account of said Administration at the expiration of six
months from the date hereof, or when thereunto required by
the Orphans' Court. And all the rest and residue of the said
Goods, Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining
upon said Administrat - account, the same being first
examined and allowed by the Orphans' Court of the City and
County of Philadelphia, shall deliver and pay unto such person
or persons as the said Orphans' Court, by their decree or sentence
pursuant to law, shall limit and appoint, and shall well and
truly comply with the laws of this Commonwealth relating to
Collateral Inheritances. And if it shall hereafter appear that
any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased, and
the same shall be proved according to law, if the Said Adminis-
, being thereunto required, do surrender the said



Letters of Administration into the REGISTER'S OFFICE aforesaid,



FORMS ii, 12 505

then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of

(Signatures)

REGISTER'S OFFICE,

City and County of Philadelphia, ss:

A. D. 19 . Then personally came the within

named and on solemn did

depose, declare and say, That believe that the within-
mentioned decedent on the day of A. D. 19 ,

at o'clock M., died without a will. That will,

as the Administrat aforesaid well and truly administer

the Goods, Chattels and Personal Estate, agreeably to law. That
will immediately publish for creditors once a week for six con-
secutive weeks; and render into the Register's Office, within
thirty days from this date, a just and true inventory and ap-
praisement of the personal estate of said deceased, and additional
inventories when necessary. Also, a just and true account, calcu-
lation and reckoning of said administration at the expira-
tion of six months from this date, or when thereunto legally

required. That will well and truly comply with the

provisions of the law relating to Collateral Inheritances. And

also that And also that the whole of the Goods,

Chattels, Rights and Credits of the personal estate

died possessed of in the aggregate do not in value

exceed the sum of Dollars to the best of

knowledge and belief.

and subscribed before

me the day and year aforesaid, and letters of
administration granted unto



-Deputy Register



(Signatures)



12. PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
C. T. A. 358-9.

To , Esq., Register of Wills and ex-officio Clerk

of the Orphans' Court for the City and County of Philadelphia,

in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In the matter of the Probate of the last Will and Testament

of Deceased.



506 FORMS 12, 13

The Petition of respectfully showeth that the

Execut named in the last Will and Testament of

a Citizen of United States dated the

day of A. D. i has That

the petitioner the residuary, legatee and devisee

named in the said Will. That said the testat- was

a resident of the County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsyl-
vania, and departed this life at number in the

County of and State of on

the day of A. D. 19 , at o'clock M.

The said testa was possessed of personal property to the

value of $ and of real estate (less incumbrancej

to the value of $ as near as can be ascertained,

situated as follows: Therefore the said

respectfully appl for Probate of the said last Will

and Testament and for Letters of Administration

cum testamento annexo.

Dated , A. D. 19

Philadelphia County, ss:

named in the above application, being duly

according to law, deposes and says that the matters

and things set forth in the within Petition are true to the best

of knowledge and belief.

and subscribed before me, at ^

Philadelphia, A. D. 19 V



-Deputy Register J (Signatures)



13. PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
D. B. N. C. T. A. 358, 360.

To , Esq., Register cf Wills ond ex-officio Clerk

of the Orphans' Court for the City and County of Philadelphia,

in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In the matter of granting Letters of Administration de bonis

non cum testamento annexo on the Estate of

Deceased. Citizen of United States. PETITION.

The petition of respectfully showeth that

the Execut of the last Will and Testament

of deceased, whose Will was admitted to Pro-
bate 1 , having departed this life, and that the tes-
tat left Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, etc., unad-



FORMS 13, 14 507

ministered by the said Execut to the value of $-



and Real Estate as to which power of sale was given to the

Executor to the value of $

Therefore, the said respectfully appl-



for Letters of Administration de bonis non cum testamento annexo
upon the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, etc., of which the
said - died possessed -
Dated - A. D. 19 -
Philadelphia County, ss:

(Residuary Legatee)

- named in the above application, being duly -
according to law, deposes and says that the matter and things
set forth in the within Petition are true to the best of -
knowledge and belief.

- and subscribed before me, aH
Philadelphia - A. D. 192 > -



Deputy Register (Signatures)



14. BOND AND OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR C. T. A.
382-3.

Know all Men by these Presents, That we are

held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
in the sum of dollars, to be paid to the said Com-
monwealth: To which payment well and truly to be made, we
bind ourselves, jointly and severally, for and in the whole, our

heirs, executors and administrators, and each and

every of them, firmly by these presents.

Sealed with our seals. Dated the day of

in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and

- (19

The Condition of this Obligation is, That if the above bounden
Administrat cum testamento annexo



of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of

deceased, do immediately publish for Creditors, &c., and make,
or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory and inven-
tories according to law, of all and singular the Goods, Chattels,
and Credits of the said deceased, which shall have come, or shall
come, to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said Ad-
ministrat , as aforesaid, or unto the hands or possession of
any other person or persons for and the same so made



508 FORMS 14

to exhibit, or cause to be exhibited, in the Register's Office, in the
County of Philadelphia, within thirty days from the date hereof,
and the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and all other the
Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said deceased at the time of
death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or
possession of said Administrat as aforesaid, or unto the

hands or possession of any other person or persons for do

well and truly administer according to law. And further do
make or cause to be made, a just and true account of said

Administration, at the expiration of six months of the date hereof,
or when thereunto legally required. And all the rest and residue
of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, together with the
proceeds of any sales of real estate the said Administrat
may make under the will of decedent, which shall be found re-
maining upon said Administrat account (the same being
first examined and allowed by the Orphans' Court of the City
and County of Philadelphia), shall deliver and pay unto such
person or persons respectively as the said Orphans' Court, by
their decree and sentence pursuant to the true intent and mean-
ing of the last Will and Testament of the said deceased, and the
law now in force in this Commonwealth, shall limit and appoint,
and shall well and truly comply with the laws of this Common-
wealth relating to Collateral Inheritances. And if it shall here-
after appear that any later Will and Testament was made by
the said deceased, and the same shall be proved according to
law, if the said Administrat as aforesaid, being thereunto
required, do surrender the said Letters of Administration in the
Register's Office aforesaid, then this obligation is to be void
otherwise to be and remain in full force.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of

(Signatures)

REGISTER'S OFFICE,

City and County, of Philadelphia, ss:

A. D. 19 . Then personally came the within

named and on solemn did

depose, declare and say, That the within named decedent died

on the day of A. D. 19 at o'clock

and that will as Administrat aforesaid well and

truly administer the said Estate, agreeably to the true intent and



FORMS 14, IS, 16 509

meaning of the last Will and Testament of the said deceased in
the law now in force in this Commonwealth. That will
immediately publish for creditors once a week, for six successive
weeks, and render unto the Register's Office, within thirty days
of this date, a just and true inventory and appraisement of the
personal estate of said deceased, and additional inventories when
necessary. Also a just and true account, calculation and reckon-
ing of said administration in six months from this

date, or when thereunto legally required. That will

well and truly comply with the provisions of law relating to

Collateral Inheritance. And also that And also

that the whole Estate died possessed of does not in

value exceed the sum of Dollars to the best of

knowledge and belief.

and subscribed before "}

the day and year aforesaid, and letters granted I

unto I

Deputy Register J (Signatures)



15. INVENTORY AND APPRAISEMENT. 392.

City and County of Philadelphia, ss:
Personally came before me, Register of Wills, in and for the

said City and County who upon their solemn

did say that at the request of the they

"well and truly and without prejudice or partiality, value and
appraise the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits," which

were of deceased, "and in all respects perform

their duties as appraisers to the best of their skill and judgment."

and subscribed this

day of 19 , before me

Deputy Register

(Signatures)

Inventory and appraisement of the Goods and Chattels, Rights

and Credits, which were of late of Philadelphia,

taken and made in conformity with the above deposition.

16. ADVERTISEMENT OF LETTERS. 391.

Estate of deceased.

Letters on the above Estate having

been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to the said



510 FORMS 16, 17, 18

Estate are requested to make payment, and those having claims
to present the same, without delay, to



Or to Attorney



17. CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEE

WITH SECURITY. 584.

State of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, ss:

I certify, That at an Orphans' Court for the County afore-
said, held at Philadelphia, on the day of A.

D. one thousand nine hundred and before the Honor-
able , President, and his Associate Judges

of said Court.

Sur-petition. The Court appointed Trustee for

under the last will and testament of on

security being entered in the sum of Dollars, which

has been duly entered.

Witness my hand and seal of said Court, this day

of A. D. 191

Clerk of Orphans' Court.

Esq.

Attorney for Petitioner.

18. CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT OF GUARD-

IAN WITHOUT SECURITY. 599.

State of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, ss:

I Certify, That at an Orphans' Court for the County afore-
said, held at Philadelphia, on the day of A.

D. one thousand nine hundred and before the Honor-
able , President, and his Associate Judges

of said Court.

Sur-petition. The Court appointed Guardian of

minor child of



FORMS 18, 19, 20 511

Witness my hand and seal of said Court, this day

of A. D. 191



Asst. Clerk of Orphans' Court.

Esq.

Attorney for Petitioner.



19. CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT OF GUARD-

IAN WITH SECURITY.

State of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, ss:

I Certify, That at an Orphans' Court for the County afore-
said, held at Philadelphia, on the day of A.

D. one thousand nine hundred and before the Honor-
able President, and his Associate Judges of said Court.

Sur-petition. The Court appointed Guardian of

minor child of on security being

entered in the sum of Dollars, which has been duly

entered

Witness my hand and seal of said Court, this day

of A. D. 191

Asst. Clerk of Orphans' Court.

Esq.

Attorney for Petitioner.

20. GUARDIAN'S INVENTORY. 606.

In the Orphans' Court of Philadelphia County.

Estate of Minor. Inventory.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, City and County of Philadel-
phia, ss:

being duly says, that the above is a

full, true and complete Inventory of the assets which have come

into hands as a Guardian of the Estate of the said

minor

and subscribed before me

this day of

A. D. 19



-Clerk O. C.



512 FORMS 21, 22

21. BOND OF GUARDIAN OF MINOR'S ESTATE. 605.

Know all Men by these Presents, That we, Are

Held and Firmly Bound unto the Commonwealth of Pennsyl-
vania, in the sum of - Dollars, lawful money, to be

paid said Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, their certain Attor-
ney or Assigns; to which payment, well and truly to be made,
we bind ourselves and each of us, our Heirs, Executors and

Administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these

presents. Sealed with our seals dated the day of

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred



and

Now, the Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the
above-bounded Guardian of Minor Child of

shall, at least once in every three years, and when-
ever required by the Court, render a just and true account to the
Orphans' Court of Philadelphia County, according to the direc-
tions of the Act of Assembly, in such case made and provided,
of the management of the property and estate of the said minor
under care, and shall also deliver up the said prop-
erty and estate, agreeably to the decree and order of said Court,
or the directions of law, and shall in all respects faithfully per-
form the duties of Guardian, then the above Obligation shall
be void and of no effect, or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered in the
presence of: (Signatures)

(Seal)

22. BOND OF TRUSTEE APPOINTED. 388.

Estate of

Know all Men by these Presents, That We, Are Held

and Firmly Bound unto the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in
the sum of Dollars, lawful money, to be paid said Com-
monwealth of Pennsylvania, their certain Attorney or Assigns;
to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves
and each of us, our Heirs, Executors and Administrators

jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

Sealed with our seals dated the day of

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and

Whereas, At an Orphans' Court for the County of Philadel-
phia, held the day of , in the year of our

Lord one thousand nine hundred and



FORMS 22, 23 513

Now, the Condition of the above Obligation is such, That if

the above-bounden shall faithfully execute said trust

and truly account for the property and estate under

care and deliver up the same agreeably to the provisions of the
Act of Assembly in such case made and provided, and according
to the uses and trusts contained in the will of said decedent, then
the said Obligation to be void, or otherwise to be and remain in
full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered in the
presence of:

(Signatures)
(Seal)

23. BOND OF FIDUCIARY ON SALE OF REAL ES-
TATE. 192.

Estate of

Know all Men by these Presents, That We, Are

Held and Firmly Bound unto the Commonwealth of Pennsyl-
vania in the sum of Dollars, lawful money of the

United States of America, to be paid to the said Commonwealth ;
to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves,

our Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and every of

them, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed

with our seals, and dated the day of

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and

Whereas, At an Orphans' Court for the County of Philadel-
phia, held on the day of A. D. 192 ,

the Court the above-bounded of the

Real Estate in the proceedings particularly specified,

upon security being entered in the above-mentioned sum:

Now, the Condition of the above Obligation is such, That if

the above-bounden as aforesaid shall faithfully

execute the trust and properly appropriate the pro-
ceeds of such according to the trust and decree of

the Court, and according to law, then this obligation to be void,
or else to be and remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered in the
presence of:

(Signatures)

-^ ^ (Seal)

33



514 FORMS 24, 25

24. BOND OF FIDUCIARY FOR MISCELLANEOUS
TRANSACTIONS WHERE SECURITY IS RE-
QUIRED. 388.

Estate of

Know all Men by these Presents, That We, Are

Held and Firmly Bound unto the Commonwealth of Pennsyl

vania, in the sum of Dollars, lawful money, to be

paid said Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, their certain Attor-
ney or Assigns; to which payment, well and truly to be made
we bind ourselves and each of us, our Heirs, Executors and

Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these

presents. Sealed with our seals dated the day of

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred



and

Whereas, At an Orphans' Court for the County of Philadel-
phia, held the day of in the year of our

Lord one thousand nine hundred and

Now, the Condition of the above Obligation is such, That if
the above-bounden shall truly account for and faith-
fully appropriate the proceeds of the same, agreeably to the
provisions of the Act of Assembly in such case made and pro-
vided, and according to the uses and trusts contained in the will
of said decedent, then the said Obligation to be void, or other-
wise to be and remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered in the
presence of:

(Signatures)

-(Seal)

25. BOND FOR COSTS ON APPEAL FROM ORPHANS'
COURT. 163.

In the matter of Estate of No. Term 191

Know all Men by these Presents, That We, are

held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

in the sum of 1 Dollars, lawful money, to be paid said

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, its certain Attorney or As-
signs ; to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind
ourselves and each of us, our Heirs, Executors and Adminis-
trators - jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents.



FORMS 25, 26, 27 515

Sealed with our seals, and dated the day of

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and

Whereas, ha appealed from the final decree

of the Orphans' Court for the County of Philadelphia, made
on the day of 191

Now, the Condition of the above Obligation is such, That, if

the said shall prosecute appeal with

effect, and pay all costs and damages awarded by the Appellate

Court or legally chargeable against then the above

Obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered in the
presence of:

(Signatures)
(Seal)

26. JUSTIFICATION BY INDIVIDUAL SURETIES.

In the Orphans' Court of Philadelphia County.

Estate of No. Term, 19 Security

ordered in $

Asst. Clerk O. C.

being duly deposes and says:



I. That he resides at and is by occupation



II. That he is the owner of < III. The deed of con-
veyance of which to him is recorded in the office for recording

deeds for said County in Deed Book IV. That the

title thereto is in his own name V. That the incum-

brances upon said premises are VI. That the assessed

value of said premises is VII. That after payment

of all debts, engagements and liabilities, deponent

believes that is worth not less than $

and subscribed before me

this day of

A. D. 19

Asst. Clerk O. C.



19 The above security is approved.

27. CITATION. 116.

Philadelphia County, ss:

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania To *-



Greeting: We Command You, that, laying aside



516 FORMS 27, 28

all business and excuses whatsoever, you, be and

appear in your proper person before the Honorable the Judges
of our Orphans' Court, at a Court to be held on Friday, the

day of A. D. 192 , at 10 o'clock in

the forenoon to show cause why and further abide

the order of the Court in the premises. And hereof fail not.

Witness the Honorable , President Judge

of our said Court, at Philadelphia, the day of

A. D. 192

Assistant Clerk O. C.

Esq.

Attorney for Petitioner.

28. PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION OF INTES-
TATE'S ESTATE. 552.

In the Orphans' Court of Philadelphia County, Estate of
deceased. The petition of respectfully



represents: (a) The decedent died , intestate and

letters of administration on estate were granted

Decedent was

(State whether decedent was married or unmarried; if mar-
ried, whether a husband or wife survive and his or her name,
and whether the decedent left children or issue of deceased
children. )

(&) The names of all persons having any interest as heirs or
next of kin (with the names of their parents, to show relation-
ship if necessary) are as follows :

Names Relationship Interest



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