Monday, 9 May 2011

Amanuensis Monday - the estate papers of Maria Welthin Easton 1895

John Newmark, who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog, has a weekly theme each Monday called Amanuensis Monday to encourage the posting of transcriptions of documents to preserve and publish their contents.

Maria Welthin Hudson of Sunderland, Co Durham, England married Dr David Easton of Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland and moved to Stranraer following the marriage. She died on 6th June 1895 and didn't leave a will. The following is a transcription of the inventory filed with probate authorities in Wigtown. The original document was downloaded from the Scotland's People website.

Mrs Maria Welthen Hudson or Easton
3 per cent duty of £91-13-7. Intestate. 9th November 1895

At Wigtown the ninth day of November, eighteen hundred and ninety five years the Inventory after engrossed of the Personal Estate of the deceased Mrs Maria Welthen Hudson or Easton was presented by Messrs Alexander Aitken Law Agent Church Street Stranraer for registration viz:-

Inventory of the Personal or Moveable Estate and Effects wheresoever situated of the late Mrs Maria Welthen Hudson or Easton, widow, residing at Windsor Terrace, Stranraer, who died at Sunderland, County of Durham, England on the sixth day of June 1895.

I Scotland
1. One sixth share of value of furniture at Windsor Terrace, Stranraer per valuation: 20-17-8
2. Proportion of rent due at deceased's death by Mr David Easton, Hanover Street, Stranraer for the period from 26th May 1895 to date of death falling under Executory 1-8-0
the deceased's sixth share thereof: 0-4-8

II England
3. Bond No 709D in favour of deceased by River Wear Commissioners dated 30th May 1888 £1000
interest to date of deceased's death £15-4-0 less tax 10/- £14-14-00
Total £1014-14-00

4. Bond No 976D in favour of deceased by River Wear Commissioners dated 28th September 1892 £700
interest to date of deceased's death £3-16-0 less tax 7/9 £11-5-0
Total £711-5-0

5. Bond No 1071D in favour of deceased by River Wear Commissioners dated 28th July 1894 £250
interest to date of deceased's death £3-16-0 less tax 2/5 £3-13-7
Total £253-13-7

6. Bond No 1099D in favour of deceased by River Wear Commissioners dated 30th May 1894 £200
interest to date of deceased's death £3-0-10 less tax 2/- £2-18-10
Total £202-18-10

7. £126 of North Eastern Railway Consols at £164 at date of death £206-12-10
Dividend due at date of death £2-16-8 tax 1/11 £2-14-19
Total £209-7-7

8 £120 Ordinary Capital Stock of the Sunderland and South Shields Water Company at £242 at date of death £290-8-0
Dividend due at date of death £6-19-10
Total £297-7-10

9 Thirteen £5 shares all paid in said Water Co at £242 at date of death £157-6-2

10 Four shares at £10 (£9 paid) in the Harrogate Hydropathic Company Limited at £17 at date of death £68-0-0
Dividend due at date of death £1-8-10
Total £69-8-10

11 Three Ordinary Shares at £10 (all paid) of the Eastern Telegraphic Company Limited at £16-6-3 at date of death £48-18-9
Dividend due at date of death £0-16-6
Total £49-15-3

12 Two Preference shares at £10 (all paid) of the said Telegraphic Company at £17-10-00 at date of death £35
Dividend due at date of death £0-5-9
Total £35-5-9

13 Fifteen Ordinary Shares at £5 (all paid) of John Crossley & Sons Limited at £9 at date of death £135-0-0
Dividend to date of death £1-17-6 tax 1/3 £1-16-3
Total £136-16-3

14 Fifteen preference shares at £5 (all paid) of said John Crossley and Sons Limited at £6-10/- each at date of death £97-10-0
Dividend to date of death £1-17-6 Tax 1/3 £1-16-3
total £99-6-3

15 The deceased's fifth share of the unrealised and undivided portion of the estate of the late Mr George W Hudson, Sunderland, estimated at £533.12

Total amount of personal estate in England and Scotland £3791-19-8

Signed: M.A. Easton, Alex Aitken JP

At Stranraer the fourth day of November Eighteen hundred and ninety five, in presence of Alexander Aitken Esquire one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Wigtown Appeared Mary Alice Easton residing at Windsor Terrace, Stranraer child of the deceased Mrs Maria Welthen Hudson or Easton after designed who being solemnly sworn and examined Deposes that the said Mrs Maria Welthen Hudson or Easton widow residing at Windsor Terrace Stranraer died at Sunderland County of Durham England upon the sixth day of June Eighteen hundred and ninety five domiciled in the County of Wigtown Scotland:

that the deponent is one of the Executors dative qua next of kin of the said deceased Mrs Maria Welthen Hudson or Easton decerned along with the deceased's children David Easton Druggists Assistant residing at eighty eight North Hanover Street Glasgow, Maria Louisa Easton, James Easton, clerk, and Thomas Henry Easton, clerk, all residing at Windsor Terrace Stranraer inform to Decree Dative by the Sheriff of Dumfries and Galloway dated at Wigtown the first day of October Eighteen hundred and ninety five:

that the Deponent has entered or is about to enter upon the possession and management of the deceased's estate as executor foresaid along with the said David EastonEaston, James Easton, and Thomas Henry Easton: that the deponent does not know of any testamentary settlement or writing relative to the disposal of the deceased's personal or moveable estate or effects or any part thereof.

that the foregoing inventory signed by the deponent and the said Justice of the Peace is a full and complete inventory of the personal or moveable estate and effects of the said deceased wheresoever situated and belonging or due to her beneficially at the time of her death in so far as the same has come to the deponent's knowledge;

that the amount of Estate Duty payable upon this inventory as particularly shown in the statement for estate duty and accounts annexed hereto is ninety one pounds thirteen shillings and seven pence sterling:

that confirmation of the personal or moveable estate in the United Kingdom is required in favour of the deponent and the said David Easton, Maria Louisa Easton, James Easton and Thomas Henry Easton:

All which is truth as the deponent shall answer to God.

Signed M A Easton; Alex Aitken JP.
Collated by W Routledge Comy Clerk Dep.

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