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Delaware, Sussex County, probate records : estate case files, 1700-1956

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Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by FamilySearch International, 2017

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Records include files involving the settlement of estates. Within these are records relating to the division of real estate, the sale of all or part of the estate, and laying off the widow's dower. Requests to divide, sell all or part, and to lay-off widow's dower generally include petitions, court orders, returns of freeholders and recognizances. Additional documentation includes notices of application made to sell land and broadsides advertising sale of land. Files involving the appointment and supervision of the guardians of minors include petitions for the appointment of guardians, requests for the valuation of a minor's land, petitions to transfer or expend funds, guardian bonds, and guardian accounts. Guardian Bonds were posted by guardians guaranteeing proper handling of the affairs of the minor to whom they have been assigned guardianship. Guardian Accounts are the record of the settlement of accounts incurred by the guardian for the maintenance of the minor and their property.

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