Monday, January 6, 2014

Amanuensis Monday: Grant of Administration: John H. Lynn

The following document can be found in the 1880 chancery case, Executors of Benson Lynn etc. v. John H. Lynn.  It proves that John H[enry] Lynn had the legal authority to determine the disposition of the property in the estate of his father, William Lynn.   Cordelia Lynn, who gives "security" in the document, is the wife of William and mother to John.

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In Prince William County Court October 2d 1865

Administration on the estate of William Lynn deceased is granted to John H. Lynn who thereupon took the oath of an administrator, together with Cordelia Lynn and William E. Lipscomb his Securities who justified as to their sufficiency entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of one thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs.

A copy teste

M. B. Sinclair, clerk


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